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Faculty Artist Series features violinist Kyung Yu Mar 5

Yu teams with pianist Melissa Rose to perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel
February 24, 2016

Kyung YuThe Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by violinist Kyung Yu on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Pianist Melissa Rose will join Yu for the evening to perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel.

The concert will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Sonata in G major, K. 301/293a, followed by Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Written for the famous violinist Joseph Joachim, Brahms’ dramatic sonata is written in four movements, an expansion of the traditional three-movement sonata form.

Closing the program are two works written by Maurice Ravel in the 1920s. The Violin Sonata No. 2 shows Ravel’s love of American jazz and blues; the virtuosic Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert pour violon et piano has a Gypsy-influenced flair.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For more information, visit music.yale.edu, call 203 432-4158, or visit the box office at 470 College Street.

The recital will also stream live on the School of Music’s website.

About Kyung Yu

Violinist Kyung Yu holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Paul Kantor, and the late Professor Emanuel Zetlin. Ms. Yu was concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999.  She has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, and Yale Philharmonia orchestras, and has performed numerous recitals in New York City, Seattle, Aspen, and throughout Korea. She gave her New York debut concert in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition.

Ms. Yu has taught at the Aspen Music Festival and was an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard pre-college division. She served on the Fulbright Scholarship Screening Committee for Strings from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Yu has taught violin students at Lehigh University and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has served on the faculty at Yale since 1988.

Kyung Yu performs extensively with pianist Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot, with whom she has recorded the Strauss and Prokofiev sonatas, and appeared on Albany Records in The Music of Ezra Laderman. She performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Elizabeth Parisot and cellist, Ole Akahoshi, with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm. With Elizabeth Parisot, Ms. Yu has played numerous recitals throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has performed to acclaim in concert tours of Korea and Italy.