Former UCLA graduate student violinist, returned to Pierce College for her third performance in the Dow Arena Theater this afternoon.
Ji Young An performed selections from composers like Johann Sebastian Bach, Canzonetta Andante, Allegro vivacissimo by P. I. Tchaikovsky and Allemande Lento Maestro by Eugene Ysaye.
Young An graduated from the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance, and went on to earn her master’s in Violin Performance at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.
“I’ve been playing the violin for approximately seventeen years,” said Young An.
Young An also plays the piano and her favorite artist is Jazz musicians Bill Evans.
“She is a very talented musician,” said Stephanie Repreza, Nursing major.
Young An has performed in many countries such as France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Described as a passionate chamber musician, Young An has studied with Ysaye Quartet, RegisPasquier, Itamar Golan, and Mihaela Martin.
She won UCLA’s All Star competition and performed at Poeme in 2010.
James Lent, who earned his doctorate in Musical Arts from Yale’s school of Music played the piano that accompanied Young An’s violin performance.
Lent is a prizewinner of the National Chopin Piano Competition, the New York Concert Artist Guild Competition, and the Washington International Competition.
George Burga, biochemistry major, attended the concert and agreed, “Young An is a really good musician.”