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Young Uck Kim, violin

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    Young Uck Kim, one of the world's most acclaimed violinists, has enjoyed three decades of international celebrity and today continues to captivate audiences as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He was violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1998-2002. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 1961, where he studied with the legendary Ivan Galamian. Since his 1963 debut in a nationally televised performance with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Kim has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the great violinists of our day.

    In recent seasons Kim has appeared in recital across the United States and as soloist with virtually every American orchestra, including those of Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington, D.C. He performs extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the Far East, where he has annual engagements in Hong Kong, Japan and his native Korea. He has collaborated with many great conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert von Karajan, Erich Leinsdorf, Kent Nagano, Ormandy, Seiji Ozawa, Andre Previn, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas and Franz Welser-Most, among others.

    In addition to recitals and orchestral tours, Kim's schedule regularly includes special projects to which he is deeply committed. He has collaborated with such artists as Peter Serkin, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Previn and Eschenbach on a wide variety of programming.

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    Young Uck Kim, violin and Christoph Eschenbach, piano

    Date: Saturday, November 10, 1990 - 8:00 PM

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

    Mozart: Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 296
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in E-­flat Major, K. 380
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

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    Young Uck Kim, violin and Peter Serkin, piano

    Date: Tuesday, October 10, 1989 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Port of History Museum,

    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring”

    New York Times

    “He is not a flashily commanding violinist. But his playing is always musical in the finest sense of that word.”

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