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Music Department Presents the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Winter Encore Concert with Soovin Kim

Internationally renowned violinist Soovin Kim and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival will return to SUNY Plattsburgh with the festival’s annual Winter Encore series Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

With Soovin as artistic director, this special program will include works by living composers of three different generations, each of whom served as a source of inspiration for the other. The concert will end with Antonin Dvořák’s Cello Quintet.

The show will feature violists Soovin and Hye-Jin Kim; violist Hsin-Yun Huang; cellists Edward Arron and Peter Wiley; and bassist William Tilley.

The son of Dr. Jin Kim, a SUNY Plattsburgh communication professor, Soovin spent much of his childhood in Plattsburgh. At the age of 10, he joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra as its then-youngest member and later served as its concertmaster for three years. He ignited the classical music world by winning first prize at the Paganini International Competition when he was only 20 years old. He was later named the recipient of the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He is often heard in the Champlain Valley through his performances with the Vermont Youth Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony, on the Lane Series at the University of Vermont, at Middlebury College and on Vermont Public Radio. He plays the 1709 ex-Kempner Stradivarius.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance at the SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center or the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for students under 18 years of age. SUNY Plattsburgh students will receive free admission with ID.

This event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department. For more information, call 518-564-2283.

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