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Knox Piano Trio

 

Knox Piano Trio

Knox Trio: Irene Lee, cello; Dominik Yoder, piano; Audrey Park, violin

 

Irene Lee has been recognized as a “talented virtuoso with a sound that truly captivates” (Bellflower Citizen). She is a frequent and integral member of the winners’ circle, taking first place in competitions such as the Bellflower Symphony Concerto Competition, ASTA Pomona Regionals and LA Finals, JCM Concerto Competition, and SYMF Baroque Open. Subsequent solo appearances with orchestras such as the Bellflower Symphony and Orchestra Collective of Orange County spotlight her emerging career as a soloist. She also received second prize at the 47th Edith Knox Performance Competition, Classics Alive National Auditions, and the Culver City Parness Concerto Competition. As a freshman, Irene served as principal cellist of the 2019 CASMEC All-State High School Symphony Orchestra. She also performed with Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings in 2016, and as principal and soloist in the 2017 season. In November, she joined the 2019 All Nationals Honor Symphony Orchestra in Orlando, Florida. Irene has performed for Midori, the Philharmonic Society of OC and IUSD’s Board of Education. Also an avid chamber musician, Irene was part of the Meisll Trio, which received Second Prize and the Beethoven Award at the Pasadena Conservatory National Chamber Music Competition. Irene is currently studying with Prof. Joon Sung Jun and has also received private instruction from Prof. Hans Jørgen Jensen. Irene attends Northwood High School and spends her free time reading philosophy.

 

Dominik Yoder directed unusual passion and determination toward music from a very young age, beginning piano studies at the age of two on his own initiative. His playing has been described as “authoritative and lyrical, a powerful technique spiced with an impish sense of humor.” He received the Gold Medal in the 2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Competition for Young Pianists in Washington, D.C. and he was awarded First Prize in the Parness Concerto Competition, the Long Beach Mozart Festival, the Southwestern Youth Music Festival Competitions, and the Music Teachers Association of California and the California Professional Association of Music Teachers State Competitions. Recently he won the Grand Prize in the Redlands Competition, playing with the Hollywood Orchestra in the Redlands Bowl. 

 

Dominik has performed in Żelazowa Wola (the birthplace of Frederic Chopin) and elsewhere in Poland, Puerto Rico, Germany, and the United States in solo recital, and he has performed with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Youth Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, and the Hollywood Orchestra. He has performed on Polish television and radio, and has participated in master classes with Edward Wolanin, Professor of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In the 2019  Art of Piano Festival Dominik studied with Alexander Korsantia, Boris Berman, Jura Margolis.

 

Dominik enjoys surfing and rock climbing and physics. He studies with Róża Kostrzewska Yoder.

 

Audrey Park, 17-year old virtuoso violinist, has been praised for her “nice, rich sound [and] excellent rhythmic drive” (violinist.com). 

Her solo appearance at the “First Fridays at First!–fff” recital, presented by Classical Crossroads Inc left a glowing review: “Park’s formidable talent will flower in years to come” (laopus.com).


Audrey has appeared as a soloist with the Santa Clarita Philharmonic, San Fernando, Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestras, Peninisula Symphony, and Curtis YASP Orchestra. She will perform with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra in 2020. Receiving many accolades at numerous competitions, Audrey was the first prize winner of the Great Composers International Music Competition and James Ramos International Video Competition. In addition, she was the winner of the Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Gail Newby, Parness, Curtis YASP Concerto Competitions, and the Edith Knox Performance Competition. More recently, Audrey was recognized as a 2019 National YoungArts Winner. She was selected to participate in NPR's nationally syndicated program From the Top and was featured on KHTS AM 1220 Radio News.  As an avid chamber musician, she was a winner of the ENKOR International Music Competition as a part of Zenith Quartet. In addition, she won silver at the PCM National Chamber Music Competition and was named a semi-finalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as a part of Piacere Trio.

 

She has spent her summers traveling to many music festivals. Park was chosen to be one of the ten student artists for the prestigious 2019 Starling-DeLay Symposium at The Juilliard School. She was invited to participate in Ray Chen’s, Glenn Dicterow’s, Cho-Liang Lin’s, and Jan Sloman’s masterclass.