This performance by violinist Emma Meinrenken and pianist Jungeun Kim took place on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm.


Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 1801
Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Sonata in C major, BWV 1005 1720
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

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About the Artists

Emma Meinrenken

Emma Meinrenken

Canadian-German violinist Emma Meinrenken is currently pursuing her Master of Music Degree at the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Augustin Hadelich. She is the 2023 recipient of Yale’s Presser Foundation Music Award. She is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian, and was the Dorothy Richard Starling Annual Fellow. She was a 2021/22 recipient of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, and upon graduating from Curtis, was awarded the Milka Violin Artist Prize. She is also a former student of Atis Bankas at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Meinrenken has won many top awards and prizes internationally, including 1st place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, and the Silver Medal award at the Stulberg International String Competition. She was a participant in the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, a semifinalist for the Menuhin Competition, and was recently a finalist for the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She was a winner of the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank competition, and was given a loan of the 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius violin from 2018-2022. She was the 2019 winner of the Prix Ravel at the Ecole d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, and was also awarded the best interpretation of a new composition. She has been selected to participate in many music festivals, including the NUME Festival in Italy, the Norfolk Music Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Verbier Festival Academy, and the Four Seasons Winter Workshop. Meinrenken is often a featured performer at the Music Niagara Festival in Canada, and has been a faculty member for the festival’s young artist academy since 2020.

Meinrenken debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, and has since performed as a soloist with many other orchestras across North America, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Metropolitain Montreal. She also works with orchestras as a section player, and has been on the roster of substitute players for the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2021. She has played recitals for WHYY Radio, CBC Radio, and 96.3ClassicalFM. She is passionate about collaborating with composers, and has given the premieres and been the dedicatee of many new works for the violin. She made her Carnegie Hall debut playing the New York premiere of a duet for violin and guitar by Fred Lerdahl.

Emma Meinrenken currently plays on a 1687 Gioffredo Cappa violin.

Jungeun Kim

Jungeun Kim

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.