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Kim Kashkashian, viola

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Violist and 2012 Grammy Award winner Kim Kashkashian has established herself as one of the most accomplished artists of her generation. Inspiring worldwide critical acclaim, she has been hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as "an artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone." The New York Times has joined in these accolades, praising her "rich, mellow timbre and impressive artistry." Born in Detroit, Michigan of Armenian descent, Ms. Kashkashian graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Walter Trampler and Karen Tuttle. She has made guest appearances with the Tokyo, Guarneri and Galimir Quartets and toured with a unique quartet which included violinists Gidon Kremer and Daniel Phillips and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She has been heard frequently on the PCMS series in recital, as a guest artist, and as part of various mixed ensembles. Kim Kashkashian's extensive teaching activities has included professorships at the University of Indiana, Bloomington and at Conservatories in Freiburg and Berlin, Germany. In September 2000, she began teaching viola and chamber music at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

"An artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone."

-New York Times

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Ying Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola, and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mendelssohn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Arauco: Quartet No. 3 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

Pre-concert lecture w/ Ingrid Arauco at 1:45 pm

Kim Kashkashian will give a master class for students at Temple Music Prep (1515 Market Street, Room 222) on Saturday, January 12, 4-6 pm.

Marcy Rosen will give a master class for students at Settlement Music School (Curtis Branch) on Saturday, January 12, 4-6 pm.

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Musicians from Marlboro II

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Alexi Kenney, violin; Tessa Lark, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Isang Enders, cello; Christoph Richter, cello; Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

Boccherini: String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2
Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Michael Klein

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Johannes Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18

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Kim Kashkashian, viola and Péter Nagy, piano

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

SchumannFantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73 [Arr.]
TihanyiEight Invocations to the Lunar Phases [Philadelphia Premiere]
Bartók: Rhapsody for Viola and Piano
Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

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Borromeo Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
DvoÅ™ák: Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97

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Hiroko Yajima, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DvoÅ™ák: Waltzes, Silhouettes & Mazurkas TBA
DvoÅ™ákSousedská from Two Little Pearls
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Lydia Artymiw.

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Marina Piccinini, flute; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Sivan Magen, harp

Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Rameau: Pièce de clavecin en concert No. 5 [Arr.]
Kurtág: Signs, Games, and Messages for Solo Viola [Selections]
Gubaidulina: Garden of Joy and Sorrow
Taira: Sublimation for Solo Harp
Colgress: Wild Riot of the Shaman’s Dreams for Solo Flute
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

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Parker Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola

Date: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 156
Britten: Quartet in C Major, Op. 36
Mendelssohn: Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87

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Kim Kashkashian, viola and Robert Levin, piano

Date: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Schumann: Fí¼nf Stí¼cke im Volkston, Op. 102
Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73
Schumann: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 121

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Parker Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Hob. III:74, “Rider”
Hindemith: Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
Brahms: Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

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Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion; Tigran Mansurian, piano

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mansurian: Three Medieval Taghs
Komitas: Folk Songs
Mansurian: Four Hayrens
Mansurian: Lied, Gebilde und Wandschirm

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Orion Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Hob. III:38, “Joke”
Liebermann: String Quartet No. 4, Op. 103 [Philadelphia Premiere]
DvoÅ™ák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48, B. 80 [1878]

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Mendelssohn Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola and Timothy Eddy, cello

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2006 - 3:00 PM

Location: Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ligeti: Quartet No. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes”
Dutilleux: Quartet, “Ainsi la nuit”
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Borromeo Quartet
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Borromeo Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola

Date: Friday, March 4, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Janáček: Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Brahms: Quintet in F Major, Op. 8

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Kim Kashkashian, viola and Robert Levin, piano

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 7:30 PM

Location: Rock Hall, Temple University,

Hindemith: Viola Sonata in F Major, Op. 11, No. 4
Kurtág: Signs, Games, and Messages [Selections]
Kurtág: Játékok for Solo Piano [Selections]
Enescu: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 26, No. 1
Debussy: Première rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano [Arr.]
Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-­flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

New York Times

“An artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone.”

NPR

“The first word that comes to my mind when I hear her name is not 'viola,' but 'lyricism'”

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