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Bach -- Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor Piano and Cello
Beethoven -- Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A major, OP. 69
Bloch -- Bal Sheem: Three Pictures of a Chassidic Life
Martinu -- Variations on a Theme of Rossini
Dr. Yerin Kim -- Piano
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Praised by the International Piano Magazine as “pianist of beautiful finesse and golden tone”, pianist Yerin Kim is a recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. She has given concerts in various festivals and recitals in major venues internationally, including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, Place Flagey in Brussels and Rolston Hall at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Her solo debut album "First and Last Words", works by Robert Schumann and Alfred Schnittke, was released by the Sheva Collection Label in Spring 2019. Phoenix Classical, one of the foremost promoters of Classical recordings across the world, remarked on the album as “powerful and engaging, very poetic and expressive with some truly original interpretive insights, all performed with a great technique”. The album has garnered critical acclaim from major classical music magazines, including the International Piano Magazine, Fanfare Magazine, and The Whole Note Magazine. Partnering with her husband, Brendan Shea, performances have been broadcasted on Klara Continuo in Belgium, PBC in Seoul, WUFT Classic in the USA and has been praised by the Calgary Herald as “lively, ebullient, and spikily accentuated performance”. Their debut performance in Seoul, South Korea was recorded live and published by Ark Studio in 2016. Their latest project, “The Sound and the Fury”, was released in 2021 by the Blue Griffin records and have remarked by major magazines as "rich and intimate(BBC)", "exquisitely as a team..gives way to a radiant purity(String Magazine)", "deeply musical, expressive character and spiritual fusion (Classical Music Sentinel)". ( Shea-Kim duo website).
As a regular lecturer and guest artist, Kim performs and gives talks on promoting awareness of the power of music in the community that it serves. She has been invited to give lectures for prominent educators and students at Indiana University Bloomington, the Nantucket Project, MTNA South Bend Music Teachers Association, and the Universal Arts Institute, S. Korea. Committed to bringing inspiring concert programs and classical music experience to a broader audience, she founded and directs Sensory Friendly Music and Autism Concert Series, serving music to autistic individuals in New York, St.Louis, and South Bend. She is also Co-artistic Director with violinist Brendan Shea of Chamber Music in the Bend, programming high quality chamber music education and performing chamber music concerts for the community.
Kim is equally passionate in teaching and has been teaching a diverse group of students from many parts of the world. She is the head of Keyboard Studies at Central Washington University and directs the keyboard program where she teaches solo piano, chamber music, and collaborative piano. Prior to joining Central Washington University, she taught at the University of Notre Dame and at Chugye University for the Arts Conservatory in South Korea as Visiting Professor of Piano. She also enjoys pre-college teaching and has taught talented young students from pre-college programs at Indiana University Bloomington and State University of New York Stony Brook. Kim holds a Double Degree in Piano Performance and Psychology from Oberlin conservatory and college, a Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington, and Doctor of Musical Arts from State University of New York, Stony Brook. Her mentors and teachers include Hans Boepple, Seunghae Choi, Haewon Song, Arnaldo Cohen, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Gilbert Kalish
Kevin Hekmatpanah -- Cello
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A native of Chicago, cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah has presented hundreds of solo and chamber performances throughout the country, including concerts at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Society of the Cincinnati Artist Series in Washington D.C., the Sitka Music Festival, the Lower Makefield Performing Arts Society in Pennsylvania, the Camerata Musica Concert Series in Salem, Oregon, the Russian Chamber Music Foundation and the Kirkland Performance Center in Seattle. Additional recitals include appearances at the Princeton Music Club, the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, the Hornby Island Recital Series in Victoria, B.C., the Bing Performing Arts Center in Spokane, the John Addison Cultural Arts Recital Series in Washington D.C., Daniels Recital Hall in Seattle, the Duck Creek Cello Festival in Utah, the Lake Chelan Bach Feste, the Cutter Theatre, the Battelle Auditorium as well as the Merc Playhouse Theatre. He has also presented concerts of the complete works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven and over twenty cycles performing all Six Bach Suites. He has made over one hundred and twenty solo concerto appearances with various ensembles, including the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Richmond Philharmonic, the Pueblo Symphony, the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra, the Middle Tennessee Symphony, the Oregon East Symphony, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in Colorado, the Southern Arizona Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, and the Vashon Chamber Orchestra. Additional concerto engagements have been with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Grande Ronde Symphony, the Timberline Symphony, the Berrien Springs Symphony, the Cascadia Summer Festival Orchestra, the Mc Call Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Falls Orchestra, the Woodlands Orchestra and the Okanogan Valley Orchestra. Outside North America, he has performed concertos in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the home of Edvard Grieg in Bergen, Norway. He also appeared as soloist with the Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria. He has also presented recitals in Costa Rica, Norway, and the Para XXV International Music Festival in Brazil. This summer he performed at the Classical Music Festival in Vienna and Eisenstadt, Austria.
Mr. Hekmatpanah has released a compact disc recording containing cello sonatas by Franck, Debussy, and Chopin. He has won several competitions and awards, including prizes in the Beethoven Club Young Artists’ Competition, the Virginia Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, the Brentwood-Westwood Concerto Competition, the Fort Collins Concerto Competition, and the Montpelier Cultural Arts Solo Competition. Deeply committed to teaching, Mr. Hekmatpanah is a Professor of Music at Gonzaga University, where he has taught since 1994. He recently received an Exemplary Faculty Award for his Academic Citizenship. He is currently a member of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University and has taught cello at the Governor’s School for the Arts. He has served on competition juries, and he has presented master classes and clinics throughout the country. In addition to being the first cellist to earn a DMA from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he also holds a MM from Indiana University and a BM from the University of Southern California. His teachers have included such nationally renowned pedagogues as Stephen Kates, Fritz Magg, and Gabor Rejto, and he has received coaching from such internationally celebrated artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker.
As a conductor Kevin Hekmatpanah begins his twenty-fourth year as Music Director of the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. In this capacity he has performed a large portion of the standard repertoire for orchestra, as well as premieres of new music. He has collaborated with such world-renowned artists as violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Kurt Nikkanen, Itamar Zorman, Kyung-Sun Lee, Giora Schmidt, Tim Fain, Jin-Joo Cho and Elmira Darvarova; pianists Pascal Rogé, Awadagin Pratt, Navah Perlman, Natasha Paremski and Simone Dinnerstein; violist Paul Coletti; cellists Lynn Harrell, Matt Haimovitz, Daniel Gaisford, Amit Peled and Sung-Won Yang; double bassist Gary Karr; soprano Arianna Zukerman; and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman,. He has also organized and presided over the Young Artists’ Concerto/Aria Competition, which gives the opportunity for young musicians to present a concerto with the ensemble. Mr. Hekmatpanah was also the Music Director of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus in Omak, Washington for five seasons. The orchestra received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to commission a world premiere for the new century. He has also appeared as guest conductor of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Oregon East Symphony, the Festival of the Arts; and he is actively sought after to direct workshops and adjudications for various ensembles. This is his eighteenth season as the Music Director for the Project Joy Orchestra in Spokane. He studied conducting with David Itkin while a Masters Student at Indiana University, and he attended the Conductors Institute of South Carolina, where he received coaching from Kirk Muspratt, Gisele Ben-Dor and Paul Vermel among others. For more information, visit his web site at http://www.kevinhekmatpanah.co...