The couple Hyun-Jung and Julius Berger is the Duo Berger: Critics praise the homogeneity and the felicitousness.
The premiere of “Two paths”, a work for two violoncelli and accompanied by the Orchestra Sofia Gubaidulina at the “International Music Festival Soul” as well as the performances at the “Beethovenfest” 2014, 2015 in Bonn (Germany), are part of the many highlights in the history of the Duo Hyun-Jung and Julius BERGER. Press and audience are praising the rare inner homogeneity beside the exquisite programs with works from all epochs, also containing specific compositions written for the Duo e.g. „Madrigal“ by Viktor Suslin, „Arboreto Salvatico“ by Giovanni Sollima, „nuovo brano“ by Franghiz Ali-Sade and other.
CD recordings of sonatas written by Luigi Boccherini were declared as gold standards for interpretation. Critics commend the homogeneity and the Duo’s common breath which already dragged attention word wide. The Duo took part in remarkable concerts e.g. in Washington D.C. (National Gallery), Seoul, Basel (Switzerland), Asiago-Festival (Italy), Kronberg Cellofestival, Wieskirche, and other.
Hyun-Jung and Julius Berger are teaching at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augburg. From both classes, top talents working as professors or cello-soloists in important orchestras arose. Both artists are married since 1997 and play in only few selected concerts in order to have more time to focus on family life and their children.
“There are days, hours and moments that carry a special feeling of deepness, making them outstanding and transmitting a feeling of happiness hard to describe (…) Visitors of the 273rd International SOR-Masterconcert at Castle Vornholz’ “Rittersaal” in Ostenfelde had this experience, when Julius Berger and his wife Hyun-Jung Berger were playing on their master cellos for two hours.”
“It was a special occasion. Some people only got their tickets for Füssen’s Kaisersaal in the baroque monastery St. Mang by putting their names on waiting lists, showing the artistic and personal appreciation for the Berger couple in the homeland… Both musicians were not allowed to leave the stage without several encores after this unbelievably intense evening, of which the cimbrian and emotional piece “Ave Maria” was the final piece.”