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Tomoya Aomori and Julia Kang, Joint Recital, at LeFrak Hall, Queens College
LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
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Tomoya Aomori and Julia Kang, Joint Recital, at LeFrak Hall, Queens College
Tomoya Aomori and Julia Kang plays a Joint Recital with Soyeon Park.

Tomoya Aomori - Bass
Julia Kang - Cello
Soyeon Park - Piano

Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 3pm

LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367

FREE Admission, no tickets necessary for more information

Frédéric Chopin - Introduction et polonaise brillante, Op.3, arranged for Bass
Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Giovanni Bottesini - Elegy No. 1 in D for Bass and piano
David Popper -  Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68
Giovanni Bottesini - Duetto per Violoncello e Contrabasso
Tomoya Aomori - Thinking of You


Tomoya Aomori - Bass

As a recipient of the William Schuman Prize, Tomoya Aomori graduated from The Juilliard School with a double major in Percussion and Double Bass.

As a percussionist, he is a frequent sub with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has played concertos with the Juilliard Orchestra, Children's Orchestra Society, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. He was featured at Alice Tully Hall's Opening night performing Osvaldo Golijov's "Mariel" with cellist Maya Beiser, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall with the Met Chamber Ensemble performing Pierre Boulez's "Sur Incises" under James Levine. In the summer of 2011 he gave a 4-mallet marimba masterclass at The Juilliard Percussion Seminar directed by Joseph Gramley, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble.

As a Double Bassist, he is a regular performer with the New York Chamber soloists, and has attended worldwide music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), and the Pacific Music Festival (Japan). He won the International Society of Bassists Young Bassist Competition in 2003. As an educator he is currently a Double Bass assistant teacher at the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Double Bass Professor at Queens College, Strings Professor at Molloy College, and faculty/conductor at the Children's Orchestra Society.

Tomoya is married to Cellist Julia MinJeong Kang, and together they perform as the Aomori-Kang Duo (

Tomoya plays the Bass in 5ths tuning, a special tuning that makes the instrument resonate with more depth and ring compared to the traditional 4ths tuning Bass. He is the creator and founder of, a website promoting 5ths tuning Bass.


Julia Kang - Cello

Cellist Julia MinJeong Kang is a versatile musician with a growing career as a soloist and a chamber musician.

She has been featured as a soloist with several orchestras, including the "Arco" Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Pops Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi. Mrs. Kang has also been heard in the Young Musician's Concert at Carnegie Hall, a radio show "From the Top", and has given many solo recitals across the United States.

Recognized in numerous competitions, she has won the first prize in the Associated Music Teacher's League of NY and ASTA state competition, as well as second prize and third prizes in New Jersey Symphony Young Artist Auditions. Other awards and honors include the Governor's Award in Arts Education, Merit Award from ARTS, Children's Foundation for the Arts Scholarship Award, the Samuel Mayes Memorial Cello Award, and Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship Award.

As an active chamber musician, she won the 2007 Lillian Fuchs chamber competition. She has played with chamber groups such as Solisti Ensemble, Salome Chamber Orchestra, Paumonok Trio, and Camarata Virtuosi.  She has attended the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Castleton Music Festival. She is currently a chamber music/cello faculty at Children's Orchestra Society and a newly appointed Applied Strings Adjunct faculty at Molloy College.

Mrs. Kang received her Bachelor's degree from Manhattan School of Music in 2007, and Master's degree from The Juilliard School in 2009. Her past teachers include Marion Feldman and Bonnie Hampton.

She is currently pursuing her DMA degree at Stony Brook University under the instruction of Colin Carr. She is a recipient of the Staller Scholar Award.  

Julia is married to bassist and percussionist Tomoya Aomori, and together they perform as the Aomori-Kang Duo (


Soyeon Park - Piano

Soyeon Park has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Romania, Italy, Czech Republic, China and Korea.  She appeared on the stages of the La Villa D'este in Tivoli, Italy, Auditorium Camera Di Commercio and Cattedrale di Giarre in Sicily, Italy, Brevnov Monastery and Bertramka (the Mozart Museum) in Prague, Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, The Bravo Club in Beijing, China, Sejong Arts Center in Seoul, Korea, Banff Center Concert Hall in Alberta, Canada, Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Steinway Hall, The Yamaha Salon, The Kosciuszko Foundation, and Weill hall at the Carnegie Hall in New York.

As a young artist, she won many awards from various competitions and auditions including ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Prague International Piano Festival Competition, Heida Hermann International Competition, Wideman Piano Competition and the Corpus Christi International Competition.  Soyeon has participated in master classes with many renowned pianists, including Alexander Kobrin, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein, Ian Hobson, Jerome Lowenthal, Tamás Vásáry, Ivan Moravec, and Menahem Pressler.

Soyeon is a passionate teacher.  Recently, she served as an associate faculty member at the Center for Musical Excellence, and taught master classes at International Piano Academy in Beijing and the New York Piano Festival.

Soyeon received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Manhattan School of Music and is a Teaching Fellow in the Doctoral program.  She is recipient of the Svend Svendsen and Margarethe Svendsen Scholarship and the President's Award.  Soyeon is honored to study under the tutelage of renowned pianist and pedagogue, Zenon Fishbein.



LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College (View)
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367
United States

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