BRATTLEBORO >> A special performance by two uniquely talented musicians closes out the 2015-16 Brattleboro Music Center's Chamber Series on Sunday.
Violinist Jinjoo Cho and pianist Hyun Soo Kim will perform works by Corigliano , Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Tower, Zwilich and Waxman at 4 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro.
Preferred Seating is $30 (guaranteed only with advance purchase) or $20 for general seating. Tickets may be purchased by calling the BMC at 802-257-4523 or online atbmcvt.org.
Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis, Jinjoo made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada's People's Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17. Times Argus of Montreal proclaimed her performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto as possessing "an undeniable charisma and depth...with an intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness that sent shivers up the spine."
Pianist Hyun Soo Kim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and South Korea. In demand as a collaborative pianist with singers and instrumentalists, Hyun Soo is a member of the Collaborative Piano Staff at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Kent State University. He received a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of Delaware and was recognized as a Delaware Representative in the Young Artist Category by the Music Teachers National Association. Hyun Soo completed his Master's degree and Artist Diploma in collaborative piano at CIM, where he received the Rosa Lobe Collaborative Piano Award. He has served as a staff pianist at Rocky Ridge Music Center, Interlochen Arts Academy and regional opera companies in Cleveland, Philadelphia and Delaware.
The program will include Joan Tower's String Force, Clara Schumann's 3 Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22, and Robert Schumann's Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, No. 2, Op. 121. Also featured will be Fantasy for Solo Violin, by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; Sonata for Violin and Piano by John Corigliano; and Carmen Fantasie by Georges Bizet/Franz Waxman.
This concert is sponsored by Harvey Traison, and Malcolm & Marjorie Wright. Also supporting the 2015-16 Chamber Series are Against the Grain Gourmet; Douglas Cox, violin maker; Malcolm and Marjorie Wright; Lynda and Arthur Copeland; Liz and Mark Richards; Lucy Gratwick; Vivace Realty; and Vermont Public Radio.
About the Brattleboro Music Center
Guided by our artistic advisors, the acclaimed violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, the Brattleboro Music Center is a vibrant, community-based organization, exceptional for the breadth and quality of its programs. Founded in 1952, today's BMC consists of numerous performance and education programs led by talented artistic directors and a dedicated faculty of 40 professional musicians. Our programs include the Brattleboro Concert Choir, Windham Orchestra, Blanche Moyse Chorale, Chamber Music Series and annual Northern Roots festival. Each year, the Music Center enriches the lives of more than 10,000 residents of southeastern Vermont and nearby New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Hundreds of classes, workshops, concerts and other events bring people of all ages and abilities together to learn, listen and join together in celebration of music and community.
As the area's oldest arts organization, the Music Center has attracted scores of professional musicians and other artists to the area over the past 60 years. The result today is a town and region nationally renowned for its rich diversity of arts and arts events.