These two are exciting their audiences with their charisma and virtuosity. Their programs range from early music performed on period instruments to original popular music arrangements performed at the highest level of artistry.
"They really captivated the audience; standing ovation and an encore... A truly magical experience for everyone!" Anne Manganero, Pamlico Music Society
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Made for Two
Giuliani and Schubert
Sonata for Violin and Guitar, op.25
Theme and Variation
Menuetto – Allegro
Rondo – Allegretto
16 German Dances, D.783, No.10
6 Moments Musicaux, op.94 D.780
Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A Minor, D. 821
Ave Maria, “Ellens Gesang”, D. 839
Guitar and Violin have a rich tradition as folk instruments. This program features music with popular influences showcasing the versatility of our instruments. Beautiful sad melodies and wild virtuosic dances go hand in hand with this exciting program. Baroque dances are paired songs from the Appalachian Mountains, and Spanish Flamenco is followed by Argentinian tango music.
Bela Bartok....Romanian Folk Dances
Francesco Geminiani....Scottish Airs with Variations
- Auld Bob Morrice
- Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament
- Sleepy Body
Robert Beaser....Mountain Songs
Manuel de Falla.....Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
Astor Piazzolla....Histoire du Tango
- Bordel 1900
- Café 1930
- Nightclub 1960
- Concert Aujourd’hui
Centone di Sonate, Op.64, No.1
Ennio Morricone: Nuovo Cinema paradiso
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Manuel De Falla
7 Canciones Populares Españolas
No. 4 Jota
Ástor Piazzolla : Histoire du Tango
Bordello 1900 ∙ Café 1930 ∙ Nightclub 1960
Baroque Dances for baroque violin, baroque guitar/theorbo
Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia sarabanda o pu ciaccona
Partita No.3 BWV 1006 for solo violin
La cavalleria de Napoles con dos clarines
Scottish Airs with Variations, Auld Bob Morrice, Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament, Sleepy Body
Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata “La Folia”
Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, YuEun Kim and Ines Thomé met in 2013 when they both had just moved to the US. YuEun, from Korea and Ines, from Germany, serendipitously found themselves as housemates in an old Victorian building in Los Angeles. Both studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, they immediately connected through their love of chamber music. Since then, they have been sharing numerous stages and exciting their audiences with their charisma and virtuosity. Both are experienced chamber musicians who have performed around the world and have individually won multiple solo competitions. Their programs range from early music performed on period instruments to original popular music arrangements performed at the highest level of artistry. Concerts with the Yu&I duo are both energizing and relaxing, as they present arrangements ranging from traditional to boundary breaking.
YuEun Kim, violinist from Seoul, Korea is forging a significant international career. While performing extensively, Ms. Kim has won top prizes at the Korean Times Music Competition, Kumho Art Hall Recital Series Competition, Sungjung Competition, Music Education News Concours, and the Seoul High Schools Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Kim also received Second Prize at Joong Ang Music Concours in 2010 and was featured as a soloist with the SNU Philharmonic Orchestra (Seoul) in 2009, as well as the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.
At the start of her venture into the international music scene, she was selected to be a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Violin Competition Buenos Aires. Ms. Kim has been a junior member of the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall since 2010, and she has concertized around the world, including a performance at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Ms. Kim regularly participates in numerous music festivals, including Seoul Spring Festival-Fringe Festival, Seoul National University Chamber Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival of Music4one, and Klangspuren Festival in Austria.
Having earned her Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in violin performance from the prestigious Seoul National University, Ms. Kim is presently under the tutelage of world-renowned violinist Midori Goto.
Ines Thomé, German-born guitarist, is a multifaceted musician who performs internationally as a solo and chamber musician. A multi-instrumentalist in many different styles, Ines plays electric guitar, lute, theorbo, baroque guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Highlights of the 2016/17 season showcase Ines' diverse musical interests: Her most recent solo program features music by exiled composers who came to Southern California during World War II to escape the Nazi regime.
Since a young age, Ines won first prizes as a solo and chamber musician in national competitions. Later she received awards from numerous international competitions in Germany, Italy, and the USA, including First Prizes at the International Guitar Competition in Walnut Creek, and the Guitar competition of the American Guitar Society in 2015. Her passion for Early Music was honored with a special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Johann Sebastian Bach at the International Guitar Competition in Erwitte.
She studied classical guitar in Frankfurt and Stuttgart and completed her Master's degree (with distinction) at Stuttgart State University of Music and Performing Arts where she studied with Professor Johannes Monno.
YuEun and Ines have extensive outreach experience and Ines was awarded USC’s outreach award in 2015. They especially enjoy playing for kids (of all ages), sharing their love and talent for music. Seeing kids get excited for music and their instruments is a passion of Yu&I. Telling stories with their music, Yu&I gets the kids involved with dancing, singing, and clapping along with the music.Their programs are engaging for all and include well known songs arranged for violin and guitar.