Three By Four
Friday, May 1, 2020 – 7:30pm
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Three By Four
Friday, May 1, 2020
Calgary cellist Arnold Choi joins three brilliant musicians from New York to bring The Valley Concert Society’s season to a wonderful conclusion.
The program will consist of a number of trios performed by the four artists in various combinations. Two examples are the Brahms Clarinet Trio which was written for clarinet, cello, and piano and the Suite from Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale which uses clarinet, violin and piano.
A brilliant cellist, Arnold Choi has won Grand Prizes at numerous national and international competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has performed as a soloist with major orchestras in Canada and around the world. Currently he is principal cellist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Learn more… https://www.arnoldchoi.com
Violinist Stefan Jackiw is known for both his impeccable technique and artistic sensitivity. His diverse career has seen him perform as both a chamber musician and as a soloist in recital and with major orchestras. He has collaborated with musical stars such as Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, Yo-Yo Ma and Gil Shaham. He played at the opening night of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall alongside Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin.
Learn more… https://stefanjackiw.com
Clarinetist Yoonah Kim has been breaking new ground as the first solo clarinetist to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 30 years and as the first woman to win first prize at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. Kim was born in Korea and raised in British Columbia. She is on the faculty of the New York School of Music and Art.
Learn more… https://www.kimyoonah.com
Pianist Henry Kramer is the Second Prize winner at the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium and a recipient of a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Dr. Kramer currently holds the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.