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Andrea Kim to Perform Dec. 2

November 29, 2012

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MACOMB, IL - - Violinist Andrea Kim will perform at Western Illinois University at noon Sunday, Dec. 2 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Kim, alongside WIU School of Music Assistant Director Moises Molina and faculty assistant Jasmin Arakawa, will perform "Trio in B-flat for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 99/D898," by Franz Schubert and "Partita for Violin and Piano," by Witold Luoslawski.

Originally from Germany, Kim is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra. She has served as concertmaster for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lübeck and the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra. In March 2007, Kim won a grant from the German Music Competition and was inducted into the National Selection Young Artists Concerts. In February 2009, the duo won the international competition "Schubert and Modern Music" in Graz the special prize for the best interpretation of the modern factory. She plays regularly in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Bremen. In spring 2010, Kim founded her own chamber music festival that Amici Ensemble Frankfurt. She performs regularly with the Ensemble Instrumental de Granada in South America.

Molina earned his bachelor's degree in music from Columbus State University and his master's and doctoral degrees in music from Florida State University. He has performed in the United States, Europe and Central and South America. During the summer, he performs and teaches at the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy and the St. Augustine Music Festival in Florida. Molina is a member of WIU's Julstrom String Quartet and directs the Quincy (IL) Summer Music Institute Orchestra and the IMEA District IV Junior High School Orchestra.

Arakawa is a faculty assistant at WIU. She earned her bachelor of music from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and her masters degree in music from Indiana University, where she is currently working on her doctorate. Her performances have taken her to Brazil, Paris, Switzerland and Spain.

The concert is open free to the public. 

For more information, contact the COFAC Recital Hall at (309) 298-1843.

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