Pianist Klara Min to Celebrate Album Release at Symphony Space
Internationally celebrated concert pianist and recording artist Klara Min, returns to New York's Symphony Space for a special one-night-only concert event on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30PM at New York's Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC 10025) in the Thalia Theater. Tickets, priced at $30 ($20 for students & seniors), are available at the Symphony Space box office, by calling (212) 864-5400, or online at www.SymphonySpace.org.
Presented by New York Concert Artists and Associates, the evening celebrates Min's latest album. Featuring works by Scriabin, Mozart and Messiaen, the new album will be released on the Steinway & Sons label in August 2018. In addition to Min's performances of selections from the new CD, she will be joined on stage by pianist, author and WWFM Radio host David Dubal to discuss her latest release.
"I could not be more thrilled to celebrate the launch of my new CD this summer," says Min. "The selections on the new recording - and to be performed in concert - are particularly special to me. I've always found Scriabin's music to be complex and multi-dimensional in its expression. Mozart's 'Fantasy' and Messiaen's 'Oiseaux Exotiques (The Bird Songs)' contains the element of musical ying and yang, light and shadow, which compliments Scriabin's music beautifully. This is a program that stirs my soul. I am very grateful to Steinway & Sons' for their support, and to David Dubal for giving me the opportunity to discuss this deeply personal music on stage at Symphony Space."
World-renowned concert pianist Klara Min is a Steinway Artist who makes her home in Berlin and New York. Respected also as a thought-leader in music industry, Ms. Min is the founder and artistic director of New York Concert Artists and Associates (NYCA). NYCA serves as a networking organization for musicians to collaborate and create dynamic partnerships with managers, presenters, and other artists. A native of South Korea, Ms. Min has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe as well as in her home country of South Korea, in some of the world's most important concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Munich's Gasteig, the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin's Konzerthhaus, Laeiszhalle, Wigmore Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, and South Korea's KBS Broadcast Hall. She has performed with prestigious orchestras such as Hamburger Kammerphilharmonie, Munich Kammerphilharmonie, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, American Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony, and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra among others. Gramophone magazine describes Ms. Min's recent recording of Scriabin work on the Steinway & Sons record label as, "In short, Min's finest performances on this gorgeously engineered release will make Scriabin fans sit up and take notice." Klara Min's first album Ripples on Water features modern Korean piano music; it was released on Naxos and complimented for "mak(ing) every note count" (All Music). Her second release of a selection of Chopin's Mazurkas was released on Delos. American Record Guide selected the album as one of six critics' choices in 2013 raving, "her dynamic control is out of this world". In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Min will have her debut recital in Paris at Salle Cortot and in Seoul at Lotte Concert Hall as well as her second Scriabin record release with Steinway & Sons label. Klara Min was the recipient of a Samsung scholarship.