11, 2019, 8 pm
at Jordan Hall
S o o v i n K i m
G l o r i a C h i e n
Soovin Kim, violist
Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of
Gloria Chien, pianist
At age 20, Soovin Kim won first prize in the Paganini
International Competition. Subsequent awards included the
Henryk Szeryng Career Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and
a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
Equally gifted in concerto, recital, and chamber music
repertoire, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra,
San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore
Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Stuttgart Radio Symphony,
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic.
He has given solo recitals at New York's Weill Hall, the
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Ravinia, Tokyo's Casals Hall,
and the Seoul Arts Center. He is an active participant in the
Particularly known for his breadth of repertoire, Soovin Kim
typically takes on everything from Bach to Paganini to the big
romantic concertos to new commissions. His recording of
Paganini's 24 Caprices for solo violin was released in
February 2006 and was named Classic FM Magazine's
"Instrumental Disc of the Month." He released a CD with
Stomp/EMI of four commissioned works by Korean composers,
written for and performed by his ground-breaking piano quartet
MIK (Made in Korea). He recorded string quintets of Boccherini
and Schubert with cellist Janos Starker and the Arensky cello
quartet with Lynn Harrell, both released by Delos, and duo
works by Schubert, Bartók, and Strauss with Jeremy Denk for
Koch/Discover. Kim and Denk performed the Brahms sonatas in
Seoul and Rome and the Charles Ives sonatas in Philadelphia
and at Bard College.
Soovin Kim is the first violinist of the Johannes Quartet, an
ensemble that has performed newly commissioned works by
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Derek Bermel, and William Bolcom. He also
arranged for and performed the premiere of Canadian composer
R. Murray Schafer's string trio in 2007.
Graduate of the Curtis Institute; studies at Cleveland
Institute of Music. Studies with David Cerone, Donald
Weilerstein, Victor Danchenko, Jaime Laredo. Also faculty of
SUNY-Stony Brook, Bard College.
who appears to excel in everything -The Boston Globe
Gloria Chien has been picked by the Boston Globe as one of the
Superior Pianists of the year, “… who appears to excel in
everything.” Richard Dyer praises her for “a wondrously rich
palette of colors, which she mixes with dashing bravado and with
an uncanny precision of calibration…Chien’s performance had it
all, and it was fabulous.”
Gloria made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist
under the batons of Sergiu Comissiona, Keith Lockhart, Thomas
Dausgaard, Irwin Hoffman, Benjamin Zander, and Robert Bernhardt.
She is a prize winner of the World Piano Competition, Harvard
Musical Association Award, as well as the San Antonio
International Piano Competition, where she also received the prize
for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work. Gloria has
presented solo recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
Harvard Musical Association, Sanibel Musical Festival, Caramoor
Musical Festival, Salle Cortot in Paris, and the National Concert
Hall in Taiwan.
An avid chamber musician, Gloria has been the resident pianist
with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston since 2000, a group
known for its versatility and commitment to new music. Boston
Herald praises her for “ [playing] phenomenally.” She recently
recorded with clarinetist, Anthony McGill. Her CD with violinist,
Joanna Kurkowicz, featuring music of Grazyna Bacewicz was released
on Chandos Records. The International Record Review writes, “[the
violinist] could ask for no more sensitive or supportive a pianist
than Gloria Chien.” Harmonie Magazine writes, “…but it would be
unfair not to mention the pianist, who is accompanying the soloist
in an absolutely responsive, impressive and confident way. She is
more than an accompanist — rather, she is an equivalent partner to
the soloist.” The Strad praises her for “super performances …
accompanied with great character.” She also received fantastic
reviews in Gramophone, American Record Guide, and Muzyka 21.
Gloria has participated in such festivals as Chamber Music
Northwest, Music Academy of the West, Verbier Music Festival, and
Music@Menlo, where she was appointed Director of the Chamber Music
Institute in 2010 by Artistic Directors, David Finckel and Wu Han.
Her recent performances include collaborations with the St.
Lawrence, Miró, Borromeo, Daedalus and Jupiter String Quartets,
David Shifrin, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo,
Cho-Liang Lin, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Wu Han, Rob Kapilow,
Paul Neubauer, Roberto Diaz, Andres Diaz, Sharon Robinson, James
Ehnes, Nai-Yuan Hu, Bion Tsang, Soovin Kim, Carolin Widmann,
Edward Arron and Anthony McGill.
In fall of 2009, Gloria launched String Theory, a chamber music
series at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown
Chattanooga, as its founder and artistic director.
Gloria began playing the piano at the age of five in her native
Taiwan. She has a doctor of musical arts, a master’s and an
undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in
Boston. Her teachers have included Russell Sherman and Wha-Kyung
Byun. Gloria is an Associate Professor at Lee University in
Cleveland, TN, and is a member of the prestigious Chamber Music
Society Two of Lincoln Center. Gloria is a Steinway Artist.
It was, in my view, one of the best performances of anything I
have heard around Boston.
音樂會門票分為$50 (貴賓保留區、可預先指定座位)及$30(不對號自由入座)兩種 , 學生票$15 (不對號自由座區) 。六歲以下兒
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$30: open seating at non-VIP section
$15: student open seating at non-VIP section
Children under 6 not admitted.
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(1 per request for age 14 and up)
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