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The violinist Wonji Kim-Ozim will be opening the series of chamber music concerts entitled “Odae cum Harmoniis” of the “Florescu-Fernandez & Friends” Chamber Music Season.

Friday, 25 February 2022 , ora 9.48

The Democratic Forum of Germans in Sibiu in partnership with AsociațiaFlorescu-Fernandez & Friends are inviting you to an exceptional chamber music concert, performed by the violinist Wonji Kim-Ozim (Austria), together with the musicians from Sibiu, the violinist Rafaela Fernandez Samodaiev, the pianist Monica Florescu and the cellist Makcim Fernandez Samodaiev. The event is scheduled for Sunday, the 27th of February 2022, at 5 PM in Sala Oglinzilor (FDGR). Access is free for the public and it will be done respecting the sanitary norms in force.

In 2022, the series of chamber music concerts "Odae cum Harmoniis" will be offering the public in Sibiu nine musical events. Among the artists invited this year, there are the pianists Robert Craimer and Ida Pelliccioli, the guitarist CostinSoare, the violinists Valentin Șerban, Wonji Kim-Ozim and Edwin E.S. Kim and the Bucharest Wind Ensamble.

The first concert is scheduled for the 27th of February and it will be featuring the violinist Wonji Kim-Ozim from Austria, who works as a violin professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Accompanying Wonji Kim-Ozim, the public will be able to see the cellist Makcim Fernandez Samodaiev and the pianist Monica Florescu, performing Piano Trio No. 4 "Dumky" by AntonínDvoøák and Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré. The evening program will be opened by the young violinist Rafaela Fernandez who will perform "Malagueña" by Pablo de Sarasate.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Wonji Kim-Ozim receives her first violin lessons from Prof. Li-Song. Between 1989 and 1991 she takes private lessons from professor Max Rostal. She then studies at the Bern Conservatory, graduating with honors in 1994 as a soloist in professor Igor Ozim's class. Between 1996 and 2003 she teaches at the University of Music in Vienna and the University of Music in Bern, as an assistant of prof. Igor Ozim. Starting with October 2003, she is an assistant at Igor Ozim's master's courses at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she later, in 2019, becomes a tenured professor for violin classes. In 2011 she taught as a guest professor at the University of Art and Design in Graz. She is the winner of several first prizes in national competitions and she is also a laureate of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. She performs as a soloist for the Symphony Orchestras in Seoul, Bern, Moscow, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss and attends the Sandor Veress Festival in the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, as well as the "Tous les Violons du Monde" festival, under the patronage of Yehudi Menuhin in Casino, Bern. She is currently involved in an intense pedagogical activity, being the guide for a whole new generation of young violinists, but herinterest in performance and activity in the chamber music field follows her in her main activities as a teacher and educator.

The "Odae cum Harmoniis"series of chamber music concerts, organized by The Democratic Forum of Germans in Sibiu in partnership with Asociația"Florescu-Fernandez & Friends" is an event funded by the Department for Interethnic Relations and FDGR.

Access is FREE for the public, subject to availability.


Participation is allowed on the basis of a green pass, only for people vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for whom 10 days have passed since the completion of the vaccination scheme, as well as for the those who are in the period between the 15th and the 180th day following the confirmation of the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, under the conditions established by the joint order of the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Health, issued pursuant to art.44 and art. 71 para. (2) of Law no. 55/2020, with subsequent amendments and completions.

Translated by Cristina-Bianca Ion,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu