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Works of Ravel, Shostakovich to be performed by Soyulla Musica Piano Trio during Feb. 2 Malmgren Concert
Works of Ravel, Shostakovich to be performed by Soyulla Musica Piano Trio during Feb. 2 Malmgren ConcertJanuary 29, 2003Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The Soyulla Musica Piano Trio will perform two 20th-century chamber music master pieces-Ravel’s Piano Trio and Shostakovich’s Op. 67 Piano Trio–during a concert Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. The concert, part of the Malmgren Concert Series, is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage.
The ensemble is comprised of violinist Kyu-Young Kim, associate concertmaster of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; cellist Pitnarry Shin of the Minnesota Orchestra; and pianist Wei-Yi Yang, chair of the keyboard department in SU’s Setnor School of Music. Kim and Shin are the winners of a 2002 McKnight Grant.
Kim has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “flawless musical and technical command.” He is a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, which was awarded the Grand Prize at the Seventh Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001. He was also a winner of a Jury Commendation Award at the Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand this past June. As a former member of the Pacifica String Quartet, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1998, Kim performed to critical acclaim across the country and made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall. He has been heard in recitals in Japan, Germany, New Zealand, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.
Cellist Shin is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, who has performed throughout the United States, Europe and her native Korea.
She was praised in The Strad for her “beautiful tone and passionate interpretations” in her New York City debut recital in 1997.
She has appeared as soloist with the Yale Symphony Orchestra,the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Other solo appearances include performances at Steinway Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Dartington Festival (England), Colmar Festival (France), Banff Festival (Canada) and the Piatigorsky Seminar. She was recently heard on National Public Radio, performing the American premiere of Paul McCartney’s production of “A Garland For Linda” to help raise money for cancer research. In July 2000, she collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma at the Tanglewood Festival on the Silk Road Project, a program of contemporary chamber music works by composers from 15 Silk Road countries.
Yang has performed on three continents as a soloist, with orchestras and in recitals. Winner of the gold medal in the Fifth San Antonio International Piano Competition, Yang’s performances have been featured by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “Live from Studio One” on WFMT in Illinois and KLRN public television in Texas. Yang has performed worldwide and has collaborated with members of some of the world’s finest orchestras, such as the London Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Orquestra do Estado de Sa? Pa?lo and Orquestra de Camara Villa-Lobos, as well as with members of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. This season, Yang makes his first appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in a world premiere of Daniel Godfrey’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble at Yale University and a debut appearance at the Monterrey International Piano Festival in Mexico.
The Soyulla Musica concert is part of the Malmgren Concert Series at Hendricks Chapel. The series was made possible by a generous gift to Hendricks Chapel from alumna Esther Malmgren ’42 in 1991. The free Sunday afternoon concerts, held throughout the year, feature a vide variety of music.
Call Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901 for more information.