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Archive for Sunday, October 1, 2000

Violinist makes Lied debut

KU piano professor to provide accompaniment

October 1, 2000

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Violinist Jennifer Koh has picked some challenging works for her first appearance at the Lied Center.

At 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Koh will perform Schubert's "Sonata in A Major, D. 574 'Duo'"; Bach's "Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin"; Grieg's "Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45"; and Tchaikovsky's "Valse Sentimentale."

Accompanying Koh during the Schubert, Grieg and Tchaikovsky compositions will be pianist Robert Koenig, newly appointed assistant professor of piano chamber music at Kansas University.

Koh will participate in a pre-concert lecture with KU violin professor Ben Sayevich at 2:30 p.m. After the performance she will appear on-stage for an informal talk-back session.

While in the Lawrence area, Koh also will give a lecture-demonstration for the KU string department and conduct workshops at two schools.

Koh, who is in her early 20s, has already established herself as an international artist and has won numerous honors and awards. Last season, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall; performed with orchestras in the United States, Japan and Germany; and appeared at numerous festivals included the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, Ravinia Festival in Chicago and the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

Koh, who has a bachelor's degree in English literature from Oberlin College and a performance diploma in music from Oberlin Conservatory, works with Jamie Laredo at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.

Tickets, which range from $11 to $27, are available at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477; KU Medical Center Bookstore; and Ticketmaster outlets, (816) 931-3330 or (785) 234-4545.

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