Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 3:00 pm to hear violinist Emma Meinrenken and pianist Jungeun Kim in concert. Ms. Meinrenken is a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Sonata No. 3 for solo Solo Violin, BWV 1005||1720|
|Ludwig van Beethoven||Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23||1801|
|Robert Schumann||Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105||1851|
|Maurice Ravel||Tzigane, M. 76||1924|
|Fritz Kreisler||Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6||1911|
About the Artists
Canadian violinist Emma Carina Meinrenken is a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studies with Ida Kavafian. Her former teachers include Atis Bankas and Victor Danchenko.
Emma has won top awards at numerous competitions, including first place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, the Jury Prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, the silver medal at the Stulberg International String Competition, and grand prizes at both the 2012 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 FCMS National Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the last Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition. In 2016, she was a student at the Verbier Festival Academy.
Emma debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, and has since performed with many other orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.
Emma performs on a 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius violin on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Jungeun Kim began piano studies at age three and made her public debut at age eight. After winning a Presidential Prize in the Korean National Music Competition, she performed with the Korean National Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.
Ms. Kim has won numerous awards, including the Young Musicians Foundation Competition and VOCE Competition in Los Angeles. She has performed as a recitalist and guest artist with orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and the Far East; and she has appeared on CBS, CBC, Voice of America, and NPR broadcasts. She has been featured in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s chamber music series and has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Sarah Chang, Ida Kavafian, Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Peter Wiley, Riccardo Chailly, James DePreist, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, and Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Ms. Kim joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1999.
About the Concert
Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island near the villages of Peace Dale and Wakefield. The street address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown RI 02879.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guests are asked to wear masks at all times while inside the venue. The performance space is well-ventilated and there is a large outdoor deck where guests can remove their masks, enjoy a drink, and socialize.
This performance begins at 3:00 pm. If your schedule permits, please join us one hour before of the performance for a discussion about the music on the concert program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their background, interests, and activities.
Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats to reserve. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a confirmed reservation and you later decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.
The suggested contribution is $40 per person. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.