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Longtime duo of Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot performs Nov. 2

October 14, 2011

The Yale School of Music presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot in a Faculty Artist Recital on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo who have performed together in the United States, Italy, and Korea, will play music from Mozart to Ravel. The recital will take place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

Yu and Parisot, who are both alumnae of the School of Music and current members of its faculty, will open the concert will open with Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major, K. 378. They will then play works written in the early twentieth century that often sound like the music of earlier times.

Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major (1923–27) ranges from a classically-structured opening to a bluesy second movement to a virtuosic finale. Respighi, best known for his colorful orchestral works, wrote his Violin Sonata in B minor (1917) in the Romantic tradition. “Perhaps it was the fact that he was himself an excellent violinist and pianist,” writes Charlie Niven, “that allowed Respighi to write such a powerful work.”

The program will conclude with music of Fritz Kreisler, one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his day: the Praeludium and Allegro; Caprice Viennois; and Danse Espagnole, from Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve.

The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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.

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 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.

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