SummerFest Visions and Decisions: Where Thought Touches the Blood — Dramatic Musical Visions
Where Thought Touches the Blood — Dramatic Musical Visions
- Doors: 6:30 PM
- Concert: 7 PM
- Leoš Janàček: Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Caroline Shaw: In manus tuas
- Beethoven: Piano Trio Opus 70, No. 2
Kyu-Young Kim, Violin
Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “flawless musical and technical command,” violinist Kyu-Young Kim is an award-winning soloist and chamber musician. Artistic Director and Principal Violin of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kyu-Young Kim is one of the most versatile and accomplished musicians of his generation. His appointment as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Artistic Director in January 2016 marks the first time a playing member has been tapped to take the artistic helm of a major American orchestra. Previously, he served as Director of Artistic Planning with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra while continuing to perform in the orchestra. Since assuming his dual role in 2013, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named seven new Artistic Partners, opened its new Concert Hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to great critical acclaim, toured throughout the USA and Europe, and won a Grammy Award in 2018 for its disc of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Joshua Halpern, Cello
Joshua Halpern has appeared on stages around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal cellist. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists including Jonathan Biss, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Roberto Díaz, Viviane Hagner, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anthony McGill, Olli Mustonen, and Itzhak Perlman, and appeared at music festivals including the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Taos School of Music, La Jolla Summerfest, Musikiwest, and Krzyzowa-Music. During the 2019 season he served as guest principal cello of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, including on tours to Germany, Taiwan, and China, and in 2020 served as cellist with the Rolston Quartet.
Marija Stroke, Piano
Pianist Marija Stroke, whose playing has been described by Strad Magazine as “music making of stature and substance”, has performed in chamber music, concerti, and solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Asia. She has played frequently at such music festivals as Chamber Music Northwest, Caramoor, the City of London Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. Ms. Stroke is the co-artistic Director of the Garden City Chamber Music Society in Long Island, New York.