TTU clarinet professor hosts two February recitals

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, February 01 2012


thumb enhakeTennessee Tech University clarinet professor Wonkak Kim has a busy upcoming performance schedule.

He will perform a selection of chamber pieces by Mozart, Bruch and Schumann at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, and another set of pieces by American composers two days later, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“Playing chamber music is the pinnacle of my musical experience,” Kim said. “I am very fortunate to be able to work with such talented colleagues, both at Tennessee Tech and abroad.”

Both performances are free and open to the public and will take place in Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

For the first recital, two musicians from Yale will join Kim. Esther Park studied piano at Julliard and is working on an artist diploma at the Yale School of Music under renowned pianist Boris Berman. Dash Nesbitt, a violist pursuing a graduate degree at Yale, has performed with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra led by Michael Tilson Thomas.

On Tuesday, Kim will be joined by fellow members of the internationally renowned chamber ensemble Enhake. The group, which formed in 2007, has won top prizes in competitions around the globe and has performed in the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Costa Rica and Brazil. The group’s most recent CD, Gulfstream, was released to rave reviews. The group will perform works by new American composers, including John Mackey, Xavier Rodriquez and Edward Knight.

Kim joined TTU’s faculty in 2011. He performs regularly with the Cumberland Quintet.

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