Seattle Classic Guitar Society | JIJI

Concert with Seattle Classic Guitar Society

Saturday, October 26, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Frye Auditorium

Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” JIJI is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship, combined with compelling stage presence, earned the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She is currently sponsored by D'Addario Strings.

JIJI’s performances have been featured on PBS (On Stage at Curtis series), NPR’s From the Top, and Hong Kong broadcast station RTHK’s The Works. Her recent EP recording, Underglow (May 2018), features acoustic music by Bach, Albeniz, Ginastera and Dyens, in addition to her own electronic composition. A passionate advocate of new music, JIJI has premiered music by renowned composer Paul Lansky, among many others, and she recently made her Carnegie Hall/Stern Auditorium debut with the New York Youth Symphony, performing the world premiere of a concerto written for her by American composer Natalie Dietterich—the first concerto ever written for both acoustic and electric guitar.

Born in Seoul, Korea, JIJI (Jiyeon Kim) moved to the US in 2009 to study with Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2015, studying with Mr. Vieaux and David Starobin, as part of the very first class of guitarists in Curtis’ distinguished history. She went on to earn her MM degree from the Yale School of Music, studying with Benjamin Verdery, and is currently Assistant Professor of Guitar at Arizona State University.

About Seattle Classic Guitar Society

The mission of the Seattle Classic Guitar Society is to promote the art of the classical guitar in the greater Seattle area by building and sustaining a diverse community of students, performers and listeners through concerts, master classes, performance opportunities, gatherings and outreach.

The Seattle Classic Guitar Society was founded in 1958. The Society is a local, unendowed, member-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar in the Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest, Washington area. The SCGS presents a variety of musical events featuring world class artists, masterclasses, and local member open mics.


Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

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On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.