Pianist Minna Sungmin Han and violinist Joo-in Lee formed a duet in Maryland in 2007 and have been delighting the audience through their performance in the U.S. and Korea. Beginning with a recital at the Druker Auditorium in Newton, a suburban town of Boston, they have been communicating with the audience through music on small and large stages.
… the beauty of warm sound surely touches listeners’ heart.
In the U.S, the duo performed recitals at the Carnegie Weill Hall after winning the Artists International Presentation Awards and at the Preston Bradley Hall in the historic Chicago Cultural Center. As the audience’s favorite musicians, the duo is invited regularly to perform at the ‘Dr. Richard Shiff Forum Presentation’ concert series at the Plymouth Public Library in Massachusetts, and the ‘Fine Arts Fall’' concert series in Northbrook, a suburban town of Chicago. The concert serieses the duo has been invited to perform include: 'the Second Saturday Concert Series' in Escondido, 'Sunday Musicale' at Newport Beach Public Library, and 'Classical Concert Series' in Northshore, New York. The duo enjoys playing interesting motifs: 'Nationalism in Music,' 'French music for violin and piano,' 'Robert and Clara with Brahms,' and 'Fall and Nostalgia' and others.
In South Korea, the duet had their first concert at the Youngsan Art Hall in spring of 2009, and was invited to the ‘Year-End Music Concert.’ Moreover, they performed a recital at Seoul Baroque Chamber Hall by the invitation of the Art and Culture Critic Association of Korea, and since 2012, they continued to join the ‘World Music Tour’ series at Seoul Arts Center presented by ‘The Pianissimo Musical Arts Association’. The Serieses include: ‘Celebration of Verdi & Wagner’s 200th Birthday,’ ‘Happy Summer Concert,’ and ‘Christmas Concert.’ Furthermore, the response was favorable during the two consequent concerts, ‘Summer Music Festival’ and at Banpo Art Hall in Seoul, where the duo led Ensemble MOSAIC to a sublime performance. The duo became more intimate with the ublic through their concerts telling the love and friendship of Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann. They opened the new year with the New Year Music Concert at the Banpo Art Hall in 2015. The duo is inspiring the audience through their authenticity creating harmonic rapport and magnificent lyricism out of their mutual passion for music.