Concerts with Lihan

DANCING BOW - Violist Namjoong Kim Shanghai Recital - Jun 28, 2016


1. Arvo Part / Spiegel im Spiegel (9':30')

2. Henri Vieuxtemps Capriccio for viola solo  (3':30')

3. R. Schumann Fantasiestuke op.73  for viola and piano (12')


4. Faure / Apres un Reve  (4':00') 

5. Paul Hindemith (1895 ~ 1963) Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25, No. 1 (8') 

I. Breit Viertel

II. Sehr frisch und straff (Viertel) 

 IV. Rasendes Zeitmass. Wild. Tonschonheit ist NNebensache

6. Johannes Brahms (1833~1897) (6':30')

Scherzo for Viola and Piano  Cmajor   (Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata)

Nam Joong Kim

South Korean violist Nam Joong Kim is already an established artist. At the age of sixteen, she has garnered top prizes from Seoul National University Competition, Dong-A Music Competition, LG Art Center Opening Ceremony Competition (performance with Menahem Pressler) and Music Journal Competition in her native country, and has performed with major orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Buchun Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms. Kim had her first public recital at the age of fourteen at Seoul National Theater premiering a work by Johan Kvandal, which led to many performances at prestigious venues such as Sejong Cultural Center, Kumho Foundation, LG Art Center and live performance at Arte TV “Show Case” and EBS “Empathy” in Seoul, Korea. Ms. Kim has been invited as one of the leading musicians  in Asia by Miyazaki Music Festival directed by Issac Stern, and has performed in the Issac Stern Chamber Music Festival and at the Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.

Further more, Ms. Kim’s performances have been heard at the International Musicians Seminar “Prussia cove” , Aspen Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival in USA. As a fervent dedicator for new music,Ms. Kim has been actively collaborating with living composers in Korea. Ms. Kim is a top full scholarship graduate of Seoul National University, and continued her further studies at the Indiana University with Atar Arad, and received the Graduate Performance Diploma as a recipient of Music Merit Award.

And she studied master of music education of  pedagogy. Ms. Kim has been a violist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra for nine years, and has worked with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman  and Kyung Wha Chung touring North America and Europe.

As a member of Asia Youth Orchestra, Ms. Kim has also performed at the White House and the United Nation, N.y. for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nation,  and toured Asia with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Currently Namjoong is a member of Korean Chamber Orchestra and Asia Philharmonic Orchestra. As an educator, The Korea Music Educators Society if member.  Ms. Kim has produced “Dancing bow” project by giving opportunities to young violists to perform in public, and has conducted many charity concerts to the disabled children. She is currently an adjunct faculty at the Sook Myung Womens University.

She had a solo recital at Berlin Philharmonic Hall in Germany 2015, and  Debut Recital at Carnegie Hall as a part of 2014 Emerging Musicians Series  and  Awarded The Prize of New Jersey Senates for Her solo performance in the World Memorial Event of Comfort Women in 2014. Her future engagements have included lecture recitals of works by Paul Hindemith in various cities in South Korea.