Violin, Piano Recital Features a World Premiere
Violinist Takeshi Abo and pianist Quentin Kim perform together in a concert that features both classical works and new compositions.
The recital takes place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16th at the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Admission is free; no ticket is required.
The program includes Mozart and Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano, two solo piano pieces by Kim — Impromptu for Piano Solo by Franz Liszt and “Etude en Forme de Valse” for Piano Solo by Camille Saint-Saens — Poeme Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson, and the world premiere of “Dreamscape,” a piece composed by Kim.
Abo, concertmaster of the Alma, Battle Creek and Midland symphony orchestras, and Kim, a concert pianist and composer, both studied at Michigan State University. Abo is looking forward to their musical reunion.
“Even in school, Quentin stood out as an outstanding musician,” says Abo. “It will be such a joy to play with him again. Every moment of every phrase I play with him will be an exciting and inspiring experience for me.”
Kim’s composition of “Dreamscapes” is dedicated to Abo.
“This is the first time anybody has written a piece for me,” says Abo. “I feel honored, and this concert will be special for me in that sense.”
Both musicians have performed globally and received recognition for their musical prowess. The duo concert serves to combine their talents.
“It is a wonderful program that can demonstrate both the lyrical and virtuosic qualities of the instruments,” says Abo.
Posted: Tue, February 8th, 2011 at 2:47PM