Con Brio & Music Network present Clara-Jumi Kang & Sunwook Kim

Dates

Fri. 7 Oct. 8pm

Clara-Jumi Kang - violin

Sunwook Kim - piano

Once in a rare while, a special synergy between artists breathes new life into familiar repertoire, and the duo of Clara-Jumi Kang and Sunwook. Kim is a perfect case in point. Garnering top laurels over the last decade—the Indianapolis, Seoul and Sendai International Competitions for Kang; Ettlingen, Clara Haskil and Leeds for Kim—the duo’s exquisite sense of phrasing and synchronised sensitivity are requisite ingredients for the violin sonatas highly intimate format. The responsibility of creating a definitive recording of an entire oeuvre is substantial, and the special magic of these two virtuosi hasn’t gone unnoticed by the likes of Fanfare,who declared that “If you’re looking for a set of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano that is well-nigh ideal, this one by Clara-Jumi Kang and Sunwook Kim is it”. Fresh from the recent release of this highly-acclaimed 4-CD compendium, the extraordinary duo showcase their outstanding musicianship in a programme of violin sonatas from the Romantic through tothe present day: Beethoven, Respighi, Franck, and an exciting new Music Network commission entitled Duo by Irish composer John Buckley.

 

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1
Ottorino Respighi : Sonata for Violin and Piano
John Buckley : Music Network commission (world première)
César Franck : Violin Sonata in A major

 

“Clara-Jumi Kang’s playing has constant poise”
(The Strad)

 

“His technique and the extensive range of his tone colours allowed him to grasp every singlenuance in the score with poise and natural ease”
(The Guardian, on Sunwook Kim)

 

“I was immediately taken by the simplicity, directness, responsiveness, and communicativenessof Kang’s playing. It was like a breath of fresh air.”
(Fanfare)

 

“Exceptional”
(Pizzicato, on Kang & Kim’s 2021 Beethoven CD)

 

Tickets: Adult €20 / Student €10

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