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Pianist David Kim performs April 26

Posted 4/21/22

UTICA — Pianist David Kim will perform as part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Schafer Theater, Wilcox Hall, at the College’s Utica Campus, 1101 …

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Pianist David Kim performs April 26

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UTICA — Pianist David Kim will perform as part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Schafer Theater, Wilcox Hall, at the College’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive.

Admission is $5, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. To purchase tickets, visit www.mvcc.edu/tickets. 

Kim will perform a selection of treasured works by Chopin, such as the deeply romantic Barcarolle, the vividly narrative third ballade, a nocturne, and some brilliant, yet beautiful, etudes. Works by Debussy, Liszt, or Scriabin will round out the recital. 

A native of Clinton, Kim began his musical studies with violin at age 6 and began learning cello a few years later. At age 12, he began piano lessons, and six years later performed Rachmaninoff’s second concerto with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

Since then, Kim has been a featured soloist with The National Repertory Orchestra, performing both concertos of Ravel, as well as The Utica Symphony Orchestra, The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, The Clinton Symphony Orchestra of Mohawk Valley, and The Claflin Hill Symphony.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Kim has performed in New York at Steinway Hall and The Tenri Institute, and in Boston at Jordan Hall, The Fogg Art Museum, and Sanders Theater. As a composer, Kim had choral work premiere in New York by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble as a winner of the New Music for New York Commission Project, for which he also received the audience favorite prize.

Kim studied piano with Randall Hodgkinson at Harvard and The New England Conservatory, and with Daniel Shapiro at The Cleveland Institute of Music. His doctoral degree was completed at SUNY Stony Brook, where he studied with Christina Dahl. He previously taught piano and music theory at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains, and the Great Neck Conservatory in Long Island.

Kim plans to start medical school this fall, but will continue to perform and to make music. To learn more, visit davidkimpianist.com.

The MVCC Cultural Series is presented by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit www.mvcc.edu/culture. 

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