december, 2017

20dec12:15 pm- 1:00 pmNaria Kim, Violin & Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Naria Kim, Violin
Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (9’)
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft, licht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
ed. Ernest Hettrich (b. 1942)

Fratres for Violin and Piano (11’)
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Violin Sonata No. 2 (17’)
I. Allegretto
II. Blues. Moderato
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro
Maurice Ravel  (1875 – 1937)

New York born violinist Naria Kim is a 1st prize winner at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and winner of the Eurasia International Violin Competition and Osaka International Music Competition. Her solo recitals and concert highlights include performances with the Bulgaria Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Weill Hall, NY Symphony Space Hall, Bulgaria Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and the Hong Kong Lee Hysan Concert Hall to name a few. She has also been invited to perform as soloist at numerous international festivals including the Young Artist Concert of the Elan International Music Festival, the Rising Star Series at the Great Mountains International Music Festival (KOR), the Gala Concert at the Canetti International Music Festival (Italy), L’Academie de Musique de Lausanne Duo Concert (Swiss), Sorodha Foundation Recital (Antwerp, Belgium), the 30th season of the Rabi-Warner Concert Series Recital at the NY Columbia University, Chicago Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series Recital, and Recital and Master Class Series at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ms. Kim obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at the Korea National University of Arts through the early entrance program for gifted students, Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma at Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Stony Brook University with full scholarship. Ms. Kim has served as undergraduate violin faculty at the Stony Brook University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Currently, she is a Lecturer of Violin at the Korea National University of Arts and Chung-Ang University.

Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang performs throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Huang is most often heard as a collaborator with Chicago’s finest musicians, from instrumentalists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to singers with the Lyric Opera. He has performed with the Avalon, Euclid, Spektral and Vermeer String Quartets and has been a guest of the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Mr. Huang can be heard in recordings on the Aucourant, Cedille, Innova and Naxos labels.

An advocate of new music, Mr. Huang gave the world premiere performances of solo works by Louis Andriessen and Chen Yi at Weill Hall as part of Carnegie Hall’s Millennium Piano Book Project. He has also premiered numerous ensemble works, including pieces by Laurie Altman, Mason Bates, Stacy Garrop, Geoffrey Gordon, John Harbison, Daniel Kellogg, Shulamit Ran and Laura Schwendinger. Mr. Huang is a member of Fulcrum Point New Music Project and has appeared with MusicNOW.

A dedicated teacher, Mr. Huang currently serves on the faculties of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and Concordia University-Chicago.

Mr. Huang is Associate Artistic Director of Rush Hour Concerts.  The organization presents free and accessible world-class chamber music performances throughout Chicago and is also the driving force behind Make Music Chicago, a day-long, citywide celebration of music on the summer solstice.


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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