The Cantabile Music
Violin Viola Cello & Piano Lessons
Korean-Canadian violist Veronica Lee Goering has been an active chamber musician throughout North America. Performing in acclaimed chamber music festivals, Veronica has worked with some of the world’s leading musicians. Veronica has been featured as a fellow in Toronto Summer Music Festival for the past three years. During this time, she has performed publicly with acclaimed string musicians as Martin Beaver, Chris Costanza, Dong-Suk Kang, Mark Fewer, Sharon Wei, Laura Samuels, Ernst Kovacic, Ian Swensen and Brandon Vamos.
As a devoted chamber musician, Veronica has performed in numerous string ensembles at various festivals, including the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, Toronto Summer Music Chamber Music Institute, McGill International String Quartet Academy, Banff Chamber Music Residency and the Scotia Festival of Music.
Veronica has completed her bachelor of Music with honours in Viola Performance at University of Western Ontario. She also holds Master’s Degree in Chamber Music Performance at the McGill Schulich School of Music, under the guidance of André Roy, Philip Dukes, and Wolfram Christ. In 2015, Veronica Lee Goering graduated from the Artists Diploma Program at the GGS under the guidance of Steven Dann. Currently she is playing in orchestras in the Greater Toronto Area including Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
American born cellist, Joe Goering, soloed with the Kansas City Symphony at the age of sixteen after winning the Regional Competition for Young Performing Artists. Playing in the Lyric Theatre, Joe played Saint-Saens’ First Cello Concerto in A Minor under the baton of Timothy Hankewich.
Mr. Goering has continued to perform for audiences. He was recently featured in the Artists of Tomorrow’s program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He premiered Noam Faingold’s Prelude for Cello and Piano with Daniel Rorke and also performed music of Shostakovich. Music festivals are an important part of Joe’s life and include appearances at Meadowmount, Encore, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar and Toronto Summer Music Festival. He has performed publicly with acclaimed string musicians like Paul Coletti, Pedja Muzijevic, David Hetherington, David Louie, and Jonathan Crow.
Joe has a Bachelor and Masters degree from Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. He also holds a Performance Certificate from Mount Royal Academy where he studied with John Kadz prior to his coming to Toronto. In 2015, Joe received his Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of Music where he studied with John Kadz and Desmond Hoebig. Joe recently began playing with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in October of 2016. He performs on a cello from 1920 by the Italian maker Gaetano Sgarabotto.
Yoonhye Eunice Park debuted as a soloist with Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, playing Grieg Concerto in a-minor at the age of 16. After winning top-prizes in various competitions in Korea, at age of fourteen she moved to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-Division with Fiorella Canin as a scholarship student. During the years, she had won various competitions including First Prize at American Music Teachers League of NY Piano Competition (twice), Second Prize at Great Neck Young Musicians Competition, First Prize at Greater Steinway Society Piano Competition, and First Prize at Associated Musicians League of America NJ Scholarship Competition. She was invited to perform by Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in US as a scholarship recipient and also invited by Garam Arts Society to give a solo recital at Garam Arts Concert Hall in Korea which was highly acclaimed in the media and broadcasted on the radio.
After pursuing Bachelor’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music in one year advance, studying with Solomon Mikowsky, she completed her Master’s Degree at the same school studying with Zenon Fishbein.
Ms. Park also participated in Master classes given by Oxana Yablonskaya (Summit Music Festival), Martin Canin (Bowdoin Music Festival), Dae-Jin Kim (Lavidor Music Festival), Epifanio Comis and Bernard Rigneissen (Samuel Barber International Festival), and Ian Hopson (Prague International Master Classes).
For over seven years, she worked as a collaborative pianist for Peniel Concert Choir and performed at various concert halls including Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, Lefrak Concert Hall, and Weill Hall at the Carnegie Hall. As a highly sought-after collaborative pianist, she also performed actively as a member of Sonata da Chiesa, a non-profit group of ensembles comprised of professional musicians including professors of The Julliard School and Mannes college of Music.
Currently, Ms. Park serves as an artistic director at HCMC (Hope Christian Musicians Community), a non-profit organization with professional musicians to perform Classical music in Korea, Bulgaria and US. For her achievements, she was presented with an appreciation certificate from the Governor of Washington in 2008. Also she is a member of the Piano Duo H.O.P.E who have invited to perform in Washington and in Korea.
She was also known as accomplished teacher with high reputation for her passion and patient care for her students. Her students have won many scholarships, competitions and played at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Halls as competition winners. The competitions include Little Mozart International, Crescendo International, KRB NY International Music, International Virtuoso and American Protégé International Piano Competition. Also her students have accepted to Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music Pre College.
Recently moved to Canada with three boys after her husband got relocated back to the main office in Toronto, Ms. Park is looking forward to spread her passion and love for classical music and continue her life as a pianist, collaborative artist, and passionate piano teacher.