Judy Hung

bio – see below

18 February 2024

Dmitry Babich, cello

Judy Hung, piano

Programme

Famous cello sonatas

Beethoven: Sonata No. 3  Op. 69
Debussy: Sonata in D minor
Franck: Sonata in A Major

St. James Church
642 Main, Hudson
February 18, 2024
4 pm, $25

Dmitry Babich

bio – see below

Youtube video introducing “Essence Romantique”

Youtube video Franck cello sonata excerpt

Taiwanese-Canadian musician Judy Hung enjoys a versatile career as artistic director, violinist, pianist, violoncellist da spalla, and teacher.

Passionate in Historically Informed Performance, her solo baroque violin and solo harpsichord album “Essence Baroque” was released in 2022; her solo historical piano album “Essence Romantique” was released a few months ago in 2023 (see below).

Judy serves as collaborative pianist at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Founder and artistic director of L’Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Judy is the music director and organist at Valois United Church.

Judy is grateful to Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), and Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CACVS) for supporting her recording, research, and concert touring projects.

Judy Hung holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance with an Orchestral Conducting minor from Louisiana State University, and has completed Master’s degrees in Violin, Piano and Early Music Performance respectively from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Syracuse University and McGill University.

Dmitry Babich graduated from the celebrated Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory under famous cellist, professor Mariya Chaikovskaya – a former student of Mstislav Rostropovich.

Dmitry was awarded the jury`s Special Prize at the 3rd International Shostakovich String Quartet Competition. As an orchestra member and soloist, he performed with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Youth Orchestra and the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra. Being the first cello of Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Dmitry performed on stages of all continents.

A Montreal resident since 2010, Dmitry obtained his master`s degree in interpretation at the University of Montreal in 2013, being the last graduate student of professor Yuli Turovsky.

Between 2011 and 2013 Dmitry performed as a soloist with the Orchestra New Generation. From 2011 to 2022 Dmitry taught cello at the McGill Conservatory. In 2013 he also joined Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf as a Cello Teacher, and Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec as Associate Cello Teacher.