Soovin Kim, Violin; 10/13/2017

Soovin Kim, Violin
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This internationally renowned violinist has won the Paganini Competition, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Most of us in Vermont, however, know him as the youngest-ever musician to join the VYO (at age 10), and today as co-artistic director of the acclaimed Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Kim anticipates the release of his new solo Bach CD by performing selections from Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 General public/22 Midd ID holders/6 Midd students. 

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    Live from the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH, violinist Soovin Kim performs the Ciaconna movement from J.S. Bach's Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV. 1004. 

    Program (updated)

    BACH Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin

    Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

    Gavotte en rondeau
    Menuet I
    Menuet II

    Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

    Fuga (Allegro)


    Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003



    Soovin Kim, Violin

    Internationally renowned violinist Soovin Kim performs as both a concert soloist and recitalist and with the Johannes String Quartet. In 2009 he founded the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont, which has quickly gained national attention for excellence in performance, innovative programming, educational outreach, and work with young composers and performers. Soovin received first prize at the Paganini International Competition when he was only 20 which launched an international concert career. He later was a recipient of such distinguished prizes as the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

    Soovin has released nine commercial CD recordings in recent years including Niccolò Paganini's demanding 24 Caprices and a French album of Fauré and Chausson with pianist Jeremy Denk and the Jupiter Quartet. He is currently working on a recording of the Bach works for solo violin. Soovin grew up in Plattsburgh, NY, and joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra as its then-youngest member at age 10. He is often heard in Vermont through his performances with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, on the Lane Series at the University of Vermont, on the Rochester Chamber Music Society series, at Middlebury College, with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, and on Vermont Public Radio. Soovin is passionate about music education and joined the violin faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music in the Fall of 2014, after teaching at SUNY-Stony Brook and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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