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