Franz Schubert’s “Impromptus” and “Moments Musicaux” are groundbreaking works that lit the way for the vast repertory of 19th century “character pieces” for the piano. Sergei Rachmaninoff penned his own searingly evocative character pieces in the early 20th century with his two sets of “Etudes-Tableaux.” The program will feature selections from both bookends, exploring the cragged landscapes hewn by harmony, rhythm and form. Joseph Haydn’s “E-Major Sonata, Hob. XVI:31” will open the concert.
Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield since 2013, made his professional debut at age 10, when he substituted on a day’s notice for an ailing Vladimir Horowitz to give the inaugural performance on the 500,000th Steinway piano at Carnegie Hall. He earned his doctorate and completed an assistantship in music theory from the Eastman School of Music. Kim has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, with performances at Weill Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Wien, the Köln Philharmonie, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more. Kim has collaborated in chamber and ensemble performances with Ensemble Signal, Eastman Musica Nova, Charles Castleman, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Arron, the Argos Piano Trio, the Tabletop Opera and fellow Linfield professor Anton Belov. He has coached chamber music at Linfield College and UNC Chapel Hill and serves as a music mentor for Linfield’s thriving ensemble education program.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department, 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.