Two (2) international artists is slated to perform at Rodelsa Hall at 7:00 pm tonight, July 12, 2010. Cellist Emily Duffill and pianist Kaju Lee will stage a concert at the start of the 2010-2011 Rodelsa Season.
Dufill is an accomplished cellist and pedagogue with over 20 years experience. A passion for teaching and music education has led her to give lessons alongside her performance activities around the world, such as at the Manhattan School of Music, for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Outreach Program and for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to name a few.
In 2004 she was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship from the New Zealand government to undertake graduate cello performance study in New York.
This passion for sharing music with children and exploring the potential and benefits of outreach programs in the community led her to work for the Musica Viva In Schools program on her return to Australia.
She also founded Ensemble Link – a company specialising in providing chamber and jazz ensemble entertainment with the intention of increasing performance opportunities and avenues for young musicians who are breaking into the music profession.
Emily continues to teach cello in Sydney and balances this with her entrepreneurial activities and active performance schedule.
Pianist Lee holds a degrees from the Manhattan School of Music,McGill University in Montréal and Hanyang University in Seoul. She has studied with Robert Spillman, Gait Sirguey, Maestro Nicholas Carthy, Mutsumi Moteki, Michael McMahon, Dale Bartlett, Raymond Beegle, and the Takás quartet.
Ms. Lee has participated in many festivals including the prestigious Music Academy of the West, Salzburg Music Festival in 2006, Aria Music Festival, and the Orford Music Festival. She has performed extensively as a collaborative partner in Canada, Korea, Austria, and throughout the United States.
Ms. Lee has performed in lessons and master classes with Robert Langevin, William Bennett, Donald McInnes, Zvi Zeitlin, and Edith Bers among others.
Ms. Lee’s performances have been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio and Busan Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Lee has held staff positions for the Choral Symphony Society in New York City and the Pre-College Division of the Manhattan School of Music.