LATROBE, PA – The 47th season of the Saint Vincent Concert Series continues on Jan. 26, when renowned violinist Hye-Jin Kim will perform at 7 p.m. in the Robert S. Carey Student Center’s Performing Arts Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. She will be accompanied by pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute.
A native of Seoul, Korea, Kim is known for her musical sensitivity and deeply-engaging performances that transport audiences beyond mere technical virtuosity, and has performed extensively as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since her First Prize win at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin competition at the age of 19, and a subsequent win at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.
She has performed as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide including the Philadelphia, Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic (Korea), Pan Asia Symphony (Hong Kong) and Hannover Chamber (Germany). Kim has played in such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, the Kravis Center, Salzburg’s Mirabel Schloss, St. John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall in London. She has also performed at the U.N. Headquarters in both Geneva and New York, and has served as a cultural representative for Korea in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through concerts and outreach engagements.
Kim has appeared in a number of notable chamber music festivals, as well, including Marlboro, Ravinia, Four Seasons, Music from Angel Fire, Seoul Spring, Bridgehampton and Music in the Vineyards festivals.
In addition to her impressive performing career, Kim is also a dedicated educator. She is frequently presented in master classes throughout the U.S., and is currently associate professor of violin at East Carolina University, where she founded and directs the East Carolina Summer Chamber Music Institute.
Kim entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age 14, and earned her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory. A member of the Cooperstown Quartet, her debut CD, “From the Homeland,” is available on CAG Records and features works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius and Janacek.
Jokubaviciute, a native of Lithuania, is a renowned chamber artist. Following her debut recording on Labor Records in 2010, she performed recitals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Vilnius. She regularly tours, and has appeared at international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music and Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England. She earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music, and has served on the faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, the Curtis Summerfest in Philadelphia and Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine.
Further information is available by contacting the Concert Series box office at 724-805-2177 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu. Single tickets are $26, while children 12 and under are admitted free of charge with adult supervision/admission. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before the concert, while there will be a free meet-and-greet reception with the performers following the concert.
Founded in 1971 by the Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., the Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed artists. The series emphasizes the traditional classic chamber music repertoire, and performers have won top prizes in national and international competitions, and have performed on many of the world’s greatest stages.
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