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Faculty artist duo of Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot performs March 25

March 10, 2011

Program will feature Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, plus music of Handel, Saint-Saëns

Mar. 10, 2011 | The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital with violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot on Friday, March 25, at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo in the repertoire for violin and piano, will perform music of Beethoven, Handel, and Saint-Saëns.

The concert will open with Handel’s Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371, and will continue with Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata in A major, Op. 47. The Beethoven sonata has long inspired other artists, beginning with Leo Tolstoy, whose novella The Kreutzer Sonata in turn inspired a painting, a play, and several film adaptations, as well as Leoš Janáček’s first string quartet. The sonata was named for Rodolphe Kreutzer, one of the finest violinists of his time, although he never performed the piece that Beethoven dedicated to him.

Yu and Parisot will conclude the program with two works by Camille Saint-Saëns: the Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75, and the virtuosic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, please visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Artists

Elizabeth Parisot, piano, received her DMA degree from the Yale School of Music in 1973 and has served on the faculty of the School since 1977. She has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Hispanic Institute (Madrid), and the Jerusalem Music Center. With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively. She has toured Korea and Italy with violinist Kyung Yu and Taiwan with Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot. She has also performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. A collaborative artist with cellists for many years in concerts, master classes, and competitions worldwide, Ms. Parisot was named “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University. Elizabeth Parisot has numerous recordings to her credit on the Musical Heritage Society, Serenus, Phonodisc, Delos, and Albany labels, among others.

Kyung Yu, violin, holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. She studied with Paul Kantor, Dorothy DeLay, and Emanuel Zetlin. She has taught at the Aspen Music Festival and was an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She gave her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Yu was the concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999 and has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, and Yale Symphony Orchestra. She has performed recitals in New York, Connecticut, Seattle, Aspen, Korea and Sicily.

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