Faculty Recital to Feature Han Soo Kim

Han Soo Kim

Han Soo Kim

Members of Westmont’s talented music faculty will perform the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Peter Schickele and Franz Schubert on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Fall Faculty Recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6040.

Performers include Grey Brothers (tenor), Neil Di Maggio (piano), Han Soo Kim (violin), Steve Hodson (piano), Paula Hatley (piano), Paul Mori (bassoon), Seungah Seo (piano), and Trevor Welch (piano).

Kim, who joined the Westmont faculty this fall as assistant professor of violin, is an award-winning artist who has performed at the Boston Symphony Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He has performed in more than a dozen countries, including Italy, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico, Cuba, England and France. He has played at world renowned conservatories, music schools and festivals, including Boston Conservatory, Académie Internationale de Courchevel, Columbia University, Longy School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Morningside Music Bridge, Musicorda and the New England Conservatory.

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Julliard School and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University in New York.  While he regularly performs on violin, Han also enjoys playing the viola and has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, the Emerson String Quartet, and the International Sejong Soloists.