Glo­ria Chien and Soovin Kim open Lee’s Pres­i­den­tial Con­cert Se­ries

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - MUSIC -

Pian­ist Glo­ria Chien re­turns to Lee Univer­sity tonight, Sept. 20, with vi­o­lin­ist Soovin Kim to present the Cen­ten­nial Con­cert and open­ing per­for­mance of Lee’s 27th an­nual Pres­i­den­tial Con­cert Se­ries.

The con­cert will be­gin at 7:30 p.m. in Pan­gle Hall, 340 Church St. in Cleve­land, Ten­nes­see.

For 10 years, Chien served at Mu­sic@Menlo, where she was ap­pointed di­rec­tor of the Cham­ber Mu­sic In­sti­tute in 2010. The fol­low­ing year, she was cho­sen to join Cham­ber Mu­sic So­ci­ety Two of Lin­coln Cen­ter.

She is a prize win­ner of the Har­vard Mu­si­cal As­so­ci­a­tion Award and the San An­to­nio In­ter­na­tional Piano Com­pe­ti­tion, where she also re­ceived the prize for the Best Per­for­mance of the Com­mis­sioned Work, and the World Piano Com­pe­ti­tion.

From 2004-2016, Chien was a pro­fes­sor of piano at Lee Univer­sity, where she now serves as an artist in res­i­dence since her move back to New Eng­land.

Dur­ing her years in Ten­nes­see, she founded String The­ory, a cham­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val to bring world­class mu­si­cians to town for per­for­mances at Hunter Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art.

Kim is an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned vi­o­lin­ist and per­forms as both a con­cert soloist and a recital­ist. He has per­formed with such or­ches­tras as the Burling­ton Cham­ber Orches­tra, the Ver­mont and Chatta- nooga sym­phony or­ches­tras, and he founded the Jo­hannes String Quar­tet.

He cur­rently serves as a pro­fes­sor of vi­o­lin at New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory. In 2017, he was named co-artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Lake Cham­plain Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

Tick­ets for all Pres­i­den­tial Con­cert per­for­mances are $15 adults, $5 stu­dents and se­nior adults. Tick­ets are avail­able at www. show­clix.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-614-8240.

LEE UNIVER­SITY PHOTO

Glo­ria Chien and Soovin Kim will open the 27th sea­son of Lee Univer­sity’s Pres­i­den­tial Con­cert Se­ries tonight in Cleve­land, Ten­nes­see.

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