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Faculty Artists Kyung Yu, violin, & Elizabeth Parisot, piano, perform at Yale Nov. 6

October 10, 2013


The Yale School of Music presents a recital by Kyung Yu, violin, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano, on Wednesday, November 6 at 8 pm. The event is part of the Faculty Artist Series, which features the School’s prestigious faculty in concerts that are free and open to the public. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

Yu and Parisot perform together extensively, having given numerous recitals throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania and in concert tours of Korea and Italy. They have recorded the Strauss and Prokofiev sonatas and appeared on Albany Records in The Music of Ezra Laderman. With cellist Ole Akahoshi, they performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm.

Their concert on November 6 opens with two sontas for violin and piano: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in G major, and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G major. After intermission, they will play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade Melancolique  and Bartok’s virtuosic Rhapsody No. 1 (1928).

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


About the Performers

parisot_eElizabeth Parisot, pianist, received her DMA 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 prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Hispanic Institute (Madrid), and the Jerusalem Music Center.  With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively, joining him in sonata performances as well as in chamber music with other renowned artists.  Recent tours have included concerts in Korea and Italy with violinist Kyung Hak Yu and performances with Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot in Taiwan.  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 awarded the title “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” in 2007 by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University. Elizabeth Parisot has numerous recordings to her credit, including on the Musical Heritage Society, Serenus, Phonodisc, Delos, and Albany labels.


Kyung YuKyung Yu, violin, holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and Masters and Bachelors 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 Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, and Yale Symphony Orchestras, and has performed recitals in New York, Connecticut, Seattle, Aspen, Korea, and Sicily.