Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
Join us on October 17th, when violinist Eunice Kim and pianist Xiaohui Yang play sonatas and romances by Beethoven, Poulenc, and Clara Schumann. Concert program - click here. Online ticket sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets may be available at the door.
A young artist with a unique voice, violinist Eunice Kim has been proclaimed “just superb” by the New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, the Astral Award-winning violinist has been featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, South Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Seongnam Philharmonic, and Bakersfield Symphony. She recorded George Tsontakis’s Unforgettable on Naxos Records with the Albany Symphony. As a guest artist for Curtis On Tour, she has performed in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Germany with violist Roberto Díaz, and appeared at both the Library of Congress and the United Nations for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Eunice Kim has degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian. She served as concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.
Hailed by Isreali newspaper Haaretz as a "…tastefully polished musician," Chinese pianist Xiaohui Yang has been featured in performances over four continents, including in Ozawa Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum, and the Seoul Arts Center. As the winner of the 2017 edition of the Naumburg Piano Competition she was to give her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2020, on a program to include the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Shulamit Ran. Born in the Chinese town of Liaoning, Yang first studied at the Attached Music School of the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. She moved to the United States to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and was recipient of the Michael and Cecilia lacovella Capuzzi Memorial Fellowship. She was awarded Curtis' Festorazzi Prize and was also selected for the Curtis On Tour performances in the United States and South Korea. She earned her master’s degree at the Juilliard School as a recipient of the Cecilia Felman Piano Scholarship and was a pupil of Robert McDonald. Currently, she is a doctor of musical arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky.