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South Orange Performing Arts Center
Off Route 510 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ 07079
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Lionel Cottet, cello

Internationally acclaimed cellist Lionel Cottet has been praised by the press for his poetic artistry, nuanced interpretations, and engaging performances. The Strad says his performances are “full of sparkling detail and with a dash of rapt reveries.” Mr. Cottet was honored with the 2011 Swiss Ambassador’s Award. A winner of Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions, he has received many additional honors, including First Prize at Dresden’s Dotzauer Competition and the Swiss National Competition for Youth, as well as top prizes at Warsaw’s Lutoslawski Competition and the Brahms Competition in Austria.

Siwoo Kim, violin

Siwoo Kim is a multifaceted young artist who has been praised for his “great deal of heart and soul” (Tulsa World) and is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most gifted violinists of his generation.

As the winner of the 2011 Juilliard Violin Competition, he made his New York concerto debut at Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium with Maestro James DePreist and the Juilliard Orchestra. In addition, Siwoo recently gave concerto performances with the Houston, Springfield (MO), Salina, and Tulsa symphony orchestras.

Naomi Kudo, piano

Hailed by critics as “an extraordinary pianist who promises to become a legend in this new century”, pianist Naomi Kudo has been captivating audiences around the globe with her “stunning virtuosity” and “miracle of flawless technique and expressive versatility” as recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.

Naomi made her orchestral debut at age sixteen performing Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and later that year, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Naomi has since appeared as a soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, and with the Reno, Kalisz, Ars Viva, Montgomery, Fort Collins, Southwest Florida, Northbrook, Southwest Michigan, Everett, El Camino Youth, Oak Park, and Fukui orchestras.

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