2014-12-06 & 07: The Kim Piano Duo and the WSO String Quintet

The Audience as Critic – Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014


Michael Kim and Kyung Kim, piano


Gwen Hoebig, Karl Stobbe, violins
Daniel Scholz, viola
Yuri Hooker, cello
Meredith Johnson, double bass


Rameau: La rappel des oiseaux (Kyung Kim)

WSO String Quintet Photo: Tony Nardella

Couperin: Le tic-toc-choc (Kyung Kim)

Haydn: String Quartet Movement (WSO Clearwater Quartet)

Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (Michael Kim)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114 “Trout” (Kyung Kim)

Schumann: Humoreske, Op. 20, Section 1-Einfach (Kyung Kim)

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (Michael Kim)

Ravel: La valse (Arranged. for one piano four hands by L. Garban)

Audience Comments:

Piano playing was simply marvelous! Piano in the Sky really helped me to understand board position for certain pieces. Great experience, I’d love to see this again! (PS)

Delightful banter with Michael. Kyung was so virtuosic! The WSO was outstanding. The “Trout” was fabulous. The Ravel was so amazing! What a duo! Loved it! (JP)

A delightful concert. Mr. Kim is a very engaging and gracious speaker. It would have been interesting to reflect on Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier but there was lots of variety + excellent playing. (LD)

I’d like to hear the Couperin substitute along with Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith, which it reminded me of. The didactic was not excessive. Key signatures in program? (Anon)

Both my friend and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed ourselves at the concert on Sunday. Michael’s thoughts on key signatures were charming, funny and thoughtful, and the playing was superb.  (Anon)

Talk Talk Talk. Brief disconnected fragment of a longer work. Talk Talk Talk. Brief Fragment. Talk Talk Talk. Etc. (PN)

The best concert I’ve seen and heard to date!!! Thank you. (DB)