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Joseph Magil
American Record Guide, November 2016

Hyejin Chung is a fine violinist who studied with Takako Nishizaki and SI Kravchenko, who also taught Viktoria Mullova. She is a very good violinist capable of very refined playing. She is well attuned to Schubert’s idiom, and this is one of the better recordings of these works. …Good sound. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

audiotechnique, November 2016

Hyejin Chung and Warren Lee…are a perfect match… Recording sound is spacious… One can easily imagine being immersed in the music. © 2016 audiotechnique

Robert Maxham
Fanfare, November 2016

Violinist Heyjin Chung, with pianist Warren Lee, begin the first of Franz Schubert’s three posthumously published sonatas for violin and piano with rich tonal warmth and an ingratiatingly fluid manner… Lee’s thoughtful accentuation provides constant interest as it underlies Chung’s generally smoothly flowing lines. That still and smooth lake-like reflection continues in the slow movement’s middle section. The duo’s reading of the finale combines the first two movements’ geniality with gently rocking triple time, with several darker moments to offset the gaiety. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, August 2016

Together with pianist Warren Lee, [Chung] explores the abundant beauties of Franz Schubert’s first three violin sonatas in approaches ranging from light-hearted to stirring and dramatic, depending on the material.

…Chung and her partner employ a close rapport, with varied textures and a nice sense of the specific gravity of each moment in all three sonatas. © 2016 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review

David Denton
David's Review Corner, June 2016

Believing these sonatas would be more commercially viable to amateur violinists, they were first published as three Sonatinas following the death of the composer. I will forever recall that feeling of depression that hung over me when I found I had ‘drawn the short straw’ and was scheduled to play the short first Sonatina for the end of term student concert. How would I impress anyone playing a violin obbligato to a piano piece? In more recent times, they have entered into the concert repertoire with the original Sonata nomenclature reinstated, though they remain works for piano with the violin in a decorative and subordinate role. Stylistically the teenage Schubert was following on from Mozart’s sonatas, and sidestepping any influence of Beethoven. I suppose all students welcome the third one in G minor with its meaty opening Allegro giusto, after having dutifully played through the other scores while the pianists enjoyed themselves. Here they are performed by a young violinist, Hye Jin Chung, now resident in Hong Kong, and not to be confused with the famous Korean illustrator and painter. A product of the Moscow State Conservatory, and more recently with Takako Nishizaki in Hong Kong, she is in the centre of every note, and produces a beautiful tonal quality. She will be a name to watch in the future. The pianist, Warren Lee, adheres to the printed dynamics without deviation, rubato judiciously added, while always recognising that his is the most important voice throughout. The balance and sound quality is excellent. © 2016 David’s Review Corner

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