Hye-Jin Kim and Joao Luiz Perform in New York City Classical Guitar Society Series Tonight

Hye-Jin Kim and Joao Luiz Perform in New York City Classical Guitar Society Series Tonight

The exceptional young Concert Artists Guild Competition winners violinist Hye-Jin Kim and guitarist and member of the noted Brasil Guitar Duo Joao Luiz will perform this evening, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Renee Weiler Concert Hall at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St., New York, NY as part of the New York City Classical Guitar Society's Salon Series. The program is entitled, "Cultural Crossroads," and explores the points of intersection and difference between the folk music of both musicians' respective nationalities: Ms. Kim's homeland of Korea and Mr. Luiz's native Brazil. The evening will also feature an eclectic mix of dance-inspired classical repertoire, including works by Piazzolla, D'Rivera, Nazareth, Assad, and an original composition by Mr. Luiz.

PAGANINI Sonata for Violin and Guitar, Op. 33; Tarantella
TRADITIONAL (arr. Kim) Korean Folksongs
JOÃO LUIZ Suite for Violin and Guitar
PIAZZOLLA (arr. Luiz) Three Tangos
D'RIVERA (arr. Luiz) Three Latin American Dances
NAZARETH (arr. Luiz) Coração que Sente; Escorregando
ASSAD Mangabeira
TRADITIONAL (arr. Luiz) Brazilian Folksongs

Tickets are $18, $15 for students, seniors and NYCCGS members, and can be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or by visiting nyccgs.com.

Violinist Hye-Jin Kim, winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been lauded by The Strad for her "...heart-stopping, unrivalled beauty...well-thought out, yet of the moment." Ms. Kim crafts extraordinary programs often reflecting her interests in Art and Literature which, paired with her rare sensitivity and intellect, set her apart in today's music scene. This remarkable artistry brought her to international prominence quite early in her career when she was awarded First Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition at the age of nineteen.

2013-14 recital highlights include a performance presented by the Arizona Chamber Music Society and return engagements with New York's Greenwich Village Orchestra and the East Carolina University Orchestra, as well as debut performances with the Dupage Symphony (IL), Victoria Symphony (TX) and Mansfield Symphony (OH).

Ms. Kim has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach and the New Jersey Symphony led by Gerard Schwarz as well as with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Pan Asia Symphony (Hong Kong), the Greenwich Village Orchestra and the Hannover Chamber Orchestra, where she led the ensemble in Mozart's A Major Concerto at age 12. She has appeared in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia, including the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, KimMel Center Verizon Hall, the Kravis Center, Salzburg's Mirabel Schloss and both St. John's Smith Square and Wigmore Hall in London. At the invitation of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she was honored to perform at the U.N. Headquarters in both Geneva and New York. Ms. Kim has also served as a cultural representative for Korea in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through concert and outreach engagements.

In addition to her prizes in the CAG and Menuhin Competitions, Ms. Kim is also a winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Virtuosos of the 21st Century in Moscow and the Kay H. Logan Chamber Music Award. A rising force in the chamber music world, Ms. Kim has toured throughout the US as a member of Musicians from Marlboro, and festival appearances include Marlboro, Ravinia, Music from Angel Fire, Music at Menlo, Madison (GA) Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music at Gretna, Kansas City's Sunflower Festival and Prussia Cove's Open Chamber Music. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Paul Biss, Miriam Fried, Gilbert Kalish, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Jaime Laredo, Menahem Pressler, Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Miami and Orion String Quartets. Ms. Kim has served as concertmaster of both The Curtis Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory Philharmonia.

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1985, Hye-Jin Kim began her violin studies with Dong-Hyun Kim at the age of 8. When she was 14, Ms. Kim entered The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with Jaime Laredo and Ida Kavafian. She earned her Masters degree studying with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory as a recipient of NEC's prestigious Emma V. Lambrose Presidential Scholarship. She is an Assistant Professor of Violin on the faculty of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Ms. Kim plays a Gioffredo Cappa violin, crafted in Saluzzo, Italy in 1687.