Palm Beach Symphony with Chee-Yun Kim, violin – Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Chamber Ensemble Performance

This is the second of Palm Beach Symphony’s two appearances this season with soloist Chee-Yun Kim. The South Korean-American star violinist’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. A recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists International winner, and student of the legendary Dorothy DeLay, Chee-Yun has performed with the leading orchestras and conductors, and in the major halls around the world. Following a full symphony performance on January 13, Chee-Yun returns as first violinist with the Symphony’s Chamber Ensemble to perform works by Kodály, Halvorsen, and Mendelssohn’s remarkable Octet in E-flat Major.

Halvorsen, Passacaglia in G Minor 

Kodály, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 

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Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 

Violinist Chee-Yun‘s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors. She has appeared with the San Francisco, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta, and National symphony orchestras, as well as with the Saint Paul and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras. As a recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in many major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta. In 2016, Chee-Yun performed as a guest artist for the Secretary General at the United Nations in celebration of Korea’s National Foundation Day and the 25th anniversary of South Korea joining the UN.In 1993, Chee-Yun performed at the White House for President Bill Clinton and guests at an event honoring recipients of the National Medal of the Arts.

Her most recent recording, Serenata Notturno, released by Decca/Korea, is an album of light classics that went platinum within six months of its release. In addition to her active performance and recording schedule, Chee-Yun is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator. Her past faculty positions have included serving as the resident Starling Soloist and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and as Visiting Professor of Music (Violin) at the Indiana University School of Music. From 2007 to 2017, she served as Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post.

Event Info

Chamber Ensemble Performance

This is the second of Palm Beach Symphony’s two appearances this season with soloist Chee-Yun Kim. The South Korean-American star violinist’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. A recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists International winner, and student of the legendary Dorothy DeLay, Chee-Yun has performed with the leading orchestras and conductors, and in the major halls around the world. Following a full symphony performance on January 13, Chee-Yun returns as first violinist with the Symphony’s Chamber Ensemble to perform works by Kodály, Halvorsen, and Mendelssohn’s remarkable Octet in E-flat Major.

Program Notes

Halvorsen, Passacaglia in G Minor 

Kodály, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 

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Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 

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Violinist Chee-Yun‘s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors. She has appeared with the San Francisco, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta, and National symphony orchestras, as well as with the Saint Paul and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras. As a recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in many major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta. In 2016, Chee-Yun performed as a guest artist for the Secretary General at the United Nations in celebration of Korea’s National Foundation Day and the 25th anniversary of South Korea joining the UN.In 1993, Chee-Yun performed at the White House for President Bill Clinton and guests at an event honoring recipients of the National Medal of the Arts.

Her most recent recording, Serenata Notturno, released by Decca/Korea, is an album of light classics that went platinum within six months of its release. In addition to her active performance and recording schedule, Chee-Yun is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator. Her past faculty positions have included serving as the resident Starling Soloist and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and as Visiting Professor of Music (Violin) at the Indiana University School of Music. From 2007 to 2017, she served as Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post.

TICKETS

Reserved Tickets:  $30
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets available:
December 4, 2019:
Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council members

December 18, 2019:
All Four Arts members

January 2, 2020:
Public

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