World renowned Berger Cello Duo performs at Residence

A performance of classical European music by the acclaimed cello duo Julius and Hyun-Jung Berger set the tone for a riveting evening at the Ambassador Dr Martin Ney’s Residence on 1st November.
Julius Berger and his wife Hyun-Jung Berger played sonatas by Jean Barriere, Giovanni Sollima and Luigi Boccherini. The audience and music connoisseurs were visibly touched by the performance which was followed by a standing ovation.  For one piece, a trio composition by Carl Stamitz, Julius Berger was joined by Ambassador Dr Ney, and his wife, Dr Gabriele Ney, on the flutes.
For more than 40 years, the German cellist Julius Berger has been a mainstay of the musical world. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide, he has recorded numerous CDs and trained talented up-and-coming musicians. Today, many of his former students work as professors or solo cellists in leading orchestras.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hyun-Jung Berger studied with Hae-Guen Kang in Seoul and with Julius Berger and Thomas Demenga in Basel. Numerous national and international awards underline Hyun-Jung Berger’s rank as an artist of exceptional musical talent. As soloist she has performed with many international renowned orchestras.
Hyun-Jung and Julius Berger have been married since 1997 and rarely perform on stage together. The enthusiastically celebrated premiere of „Two Paths“ for two cellos and orchestra by Sofia Gubaidulina at the “International Music Festival Seoul” and the "International Beethoven Festival“ in Bonn in 2014 and 2015 have been recent highlights in the concert history of the duo.