Presenting Helena Jung & Carter Johnson
Playing the Music of Beethoven & Schumann
Come join cellist, Helena Jung, and pianist, Carter Johnson, in a special recital featuring selections from Beethoven and Schumann on Friday, March 15th in Campbell River and Saturday, March 16th in Comox.
Helena enjoys pursuing an eclectic repertoire, having performed with many well-known pianists as well as playing cello with the Vancouver Island Symphony since 2005.
In the Comox Valley and surrounds, she has been a performer and faculty member at Concerts Denman, Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, Quadra Chamber Music Festival, and the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre. Helena is also the Music Director and conductor for the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra and Hello Strings, a beginner string orchestra. Since 2007, she has presented her own cello series, Cellobration, and her students’ concerts, Hello Cello! Recently, Helena has been leading a cello community group, Cello Playground, and Kids on Strings, to encourage young musicians to share their love for music with one another.
“Both Beethoven and Schumann created beautiful musical conversations between the cello and piano,” said Helena.
“The expressive storytelling from this partnership establishes a powerful and nuanced concert as it showcases the depth and versatility of their music,” she said.
The March concerts will be Carter Johnson’s first performances on Vancouver Island in several years. Although Carter grew up in Campbell River, he is now completing a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) at Connecticut’s Yale University, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Since his last appearance on Vancouver Island, Carter has won multiple international competitions and given solo and concerto performances in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Poland, and Australia.
The recital of Beethoven and Schumann selections is on Friday, March 15th at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Simms Rd, Campbell River, and Saturday, March 16th at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach Dr, Comox. Both performances start at 7:00 pm.
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Sarah Hagen, Pianist
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Sarah performs concerts in the Comox Valley from time to time. Please visit her website for the latest tour information.
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