NEW PALTZ, NY -- Kim plus Kim: Three Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin Saturday, July 22 McKenna Theatre, 8pm
Yuri Kim, piano Chin Kim, violin
Sonata in G, Op. 78 (1880) Sonata in A, Op. 100 (1887) Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 (1889)
Great ensemble playing often profits from a marriage of souls, particularly with these exceptional artists whose musical relationship continues in their personal lives. Unfolding like the themes of a novel, Brahms has created massive, beautiful chamber music that is the epitome of the Romantic period. This music invites you to listen differently than you would to orchestra or solo performance. Each player has a voice and a role, and through this dialogue they negotiate a harmonious interaction.
Yuri Kim has been critically acclaimed for the power and poetry of her playing. Her recording "Beethoven Works for Piano" received uniformly rave reviews from the music press, with Allegro Quarterly calling it "a recording of enduring significance." Chin Kim won the Nan Pa Prize as musician of the year, the highest honor given to a Korean musician by the government. He captivates listeners with his natural joie de vivre that enters right into the heart of his playing.