Noon Concert Series

Schedule

Suyeon Ko, flute
Suyeon Ko, born in Cheju, South Korea is a multi-faceted flutist, performing as a chamber musician, solo and orchestral player. Suyeon Ko has won prizes from numerous competitions, including Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition, TMTA Young Artist Competition, and the American Protege International Competition. She made her debut to the Carnegie hall in 2014. She has performed as a guest flutist with Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, and Lone Star Wind Symphony. Ko holds degrees from Cheju National University, University of North Texas, and Indiana University. She is finishing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she serves as an Associate Instructor.

Rebecca McGuire, oboe
Oboist Rebecca McGuire, an Illinois native, is an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music at the Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music where she studies with Roger Roe and Linda Strommen. In addition to her performances with Indiana University’s Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, and numerous opera productions, Rebecca has performed with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Lausitzer Opernsommer Orchestra in Germany, and can be heard on the University of Texas Wind Ensemble’s album Places in the West, Music of Dan Welcher. Rebecca holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Western Illinois University where she performed the Marcello Oboe Concerto and Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV 461 as a featured soloist with the WIU Chamber Orchestra.

Wai Ki Wun, clarinet
Born in Hong Kong, Wai Ki Wun is a multifaceted musician, having been on stages as a clarinetist, violinist, singer, as well as conductor. His varied musical interests have led him to perform with groups covering many different styles and genres: from early music to works written yesterday, from standard orchestral repertoire to musical theatre, from intimate chamber music to grandiose choral works. A recipient of the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in Clarinet Performance, Wun also holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is currently in the Doctor of Music degree program at Indiana University, where he serves as an Associate Instructor.

Olivier Huebscher, horn
Born in Switzerland in 1989, Olivier Huebscher has performed in wide variety of cultures and venues, from soundtrack recording in Thailand, to full opera productions. Currently finishing his Doctorate at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Olivier is equally comfortable performing in studio recordings, opera pits or symphonic stages. In addition to being a member of Santa Monica Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Columbus Philharmonic and Redlands Symphony, Olivier is a dedicated chamber musician, performing with Volante Winds as well as recording Mahler’s Symphony No 9 with the Kammermahler ensemble.

Sara Fruehe, bassoon
Bassoonist, Sara Fruehe, holds degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and DePaul University. Sara has performed with Battle Creek (MI), Kingsville (TX), Terre Haute (IN), Bloomington Camerata (IN), Northwest (IL) Symphony Orchestras, and Wheaton (IL) Municipal Band. As a passionate solo and chamber musician, Sara is a regular recital performer of varied and diverse repertoire, including commissions and premieres. As a dedicated teacher, Sara has maintained a private lesson studio of middle and high school students, and most recently in Fall 2016 was Visiting Instructor of Bassoon and Chamber Winds at James Madison University. Sara is currently finishing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Soma Quartet
A graduate saxophone quartet formed at the University of Indiana Jacobs school of Music under the guidance of Dr. Otis Murphy. The members of the quartet include soprano saxophonist, Ricardo Martinez from San Jose, CA, alto saxophonist, Paul Lorenz from Palisade, CO, tenor saxophonist, Sean Bradley from Mt. Pleasant, MI and baritone saxophonist, Arthur Liang from Toronto, Canada. Soma was recently awarded Frist Prize in the 2017 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition and was selected as a semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance in 2018. Based out of Bloomington, Soma has performed a wide variety of concerts including solo recitals at the international Navy Band Symposium (2018), the North American Saxophone Alliance (2016), Indiana University Eskenazi Art Museum (2016), and performances in communities with underserved access to classical concerts including retirement homes, the Bloomington Transit Center, and fundraising concerts for Classical Connection. Soma reaches out to community to give musical performance and educational engagement because they want to share their passion to a wider audience. Soma performs music from transcription to contemporary works.

Ricardo Martinez
Originally from the California Bay Area, Ricardo Martinez studied under acclaimed saxophonists Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota, and Jean-YvesFourmeau in France where he obtained the Medaille d’Or in saxophone and chamber music with honors at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise.

As an educator, Martinez has been invited to teach and perform at San José State University, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, and Stanford University in Palo Alto. Classically, Martinez has taken an interest in programing unique works for saxophone by Latin American composers. He is soprano saxophonist with the Soma Saxophone Quartet.

Currently, Martinez is pursuing a Doctor of Music with minors in Music Education and Wind Conducting at Indiana University where he is assistant to Otis Murphy and holds the position of Associate Instructor of Saxophone.

Paul Lorenz
Paul is a native of Palisade, Colorado, and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana where he is pursuing a Performers Diploma at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he is a Graduate Assistant. He completed his undergraduate degree in Saxophone Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014, and his Master of Music in Saxophone Performance at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he graduated in 2016. His primary teachers include Dr. Otis Murphy, Zachary Shemon, and Tom Myer.

Some of Paul’s awards include runner up for the University of Colorado Honor’s competition, and state winner of the MTNA Chamber Group competition in 2013. In Kansas City, he has won several honors including being a finalist in the UMKC Chancellor’s Concerto Competition in 2015 and 2016. While in Indiana his saxophone Quartet, Soma, was awarded alternate in the regional MTNA Chamber Music Competition in 2017.

Sean Bradley
Sean Bradley is a saxophonist from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and is currently pursuing Masters degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He completed his Music Education Degree at Central Michigan University (CMU) in May 2017. His primary teachers have included Otis Murphy, John Nichol, Jonathan Nichol, and Robbie Smith.

Sean’s notable solo distinctions include receiving an Outstanding Musician Award at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival (2016 & 2014), Honorable Mention in the Patricia Nixon Woodwind Memorial Scholarship Competition at CMU (2015), Second place at the White Lake soloist competition (2015 & 2014), Honorable Mention at the Michigan MTNA Competition (2014), and Third Place in the NASA Young Artist Competition (2012). 

Currently, Sean is an Associate Instructor for the music education department at the Jacobs School of Music. He is also the tenor saxophonist in the Soma Saxophone Quartet.

Arthur Liang
Born in Taiwan, Ting-Hua (Arthur) Liang was raised in China, Taiwan, Canada and currently studies in the USA. Arthur received his Bachelor’s degree in Saxophone performance at the Eastman School of Music under the direction of Professor Chien-Kwan Lin in 2016. Arthur was fortunate to tour China with the Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) for two weeks in July 2016. Additionally, Arthur received a Performer Diploma in Saxophone performance at Indiana University-Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Doctor Otis Murphy in 2017.

Presently, Arthur is pursuing a Master Degree in Saxophone performance at the Jacobs School of Music with Doctor Otis Murphy. Arthur is a baritone saxophone player in Soma Saxophone Quartet at the Jacobs School of Music.

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