NYC-based quartet, TTU clarinet professor to play on campus

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, October 10 2012


thumb Tesla_Quartet_PhotoWonkak Kim, clarinet professor at Tennessee Tech University, will play with an award-winning New York City-based quartet during the group’s first tour through Tennessee.

The quartet, comprised of violinists Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violist Megan Mason and cellist Kimberly Patterson, was formed in 2008 at the Julliard School of Music. The group has won the gold medal at the 2012 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and third prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition.

“We’re excited for our first visit to Tennessee as a quartet,” Snyder said. “We have quite a variety of works that we’ll be performing, including standards like Haydn and Beethoven and others that will probably be new to listeners, like Gyorgy Ligeti and Carter Pann.”

The Tesla Quartet and Kim will play Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet” together. The group, without Kim, will play string quartets by Ligeti and Debussy during the 7:30 p.m. concert Tuesday, Oct. 30.

TTU’s Center Stage is sponsoring the concert, which is free and open to the public.