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2018-19 Chamber Series: Music Making Amongst Friends
April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brattleboro Music Center Artistic Advisors Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson welcome two colleagues with thorough Vermont connections for a collaborative performance on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at the BMC.
Violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chien, husband and wife, join Laredo and Robinson for this special Chamber Music Series concert that features two incomparable quartets for piano and strings. The two couples will present the Quartet in E-flat Major by Mozart and the Quartet in C minor by Gabriel Fauré. Kim and Chien will also perform the Sonata for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel.
Soovin Kim grew up in Plattsburgh, NY and travelled across Lake Champlain for five years to play in the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He went on to win the Niccolò Paganini International Competition, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, and in 2008 founded the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (LCCMF) in Burlington. The festival is recognized for greatly enhancing cultural life in northern Vermont through its performances, lectures, masterclasses, and outreach activities at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College and at venues around downtown Burlington.
Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Chien made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony. A former member of CMS Two, she performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2009, she launched String Theory, a chamber music series at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown Chattanooga. It has become one of Tennessee’s premier classical music presenters. In 2010, she was appointed Director of the Chamber Music Institute at the Music@Menlo Festival. In 2017, she joined her husband, Soovin Kim, as co-artistic director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival.
BMC Artistic Advisors Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson are members of the string faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Jaime Laredo is Artistic Director and conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.