posted November 6, 2002

Pianist Mansoon Han Kim and Guests to Perform

 Hope College piano faculty member Mansoon Han Kim will present an open rehearsal and concert as part of a quartet with guest artists from the University of Iowa on Thursday, Nov. 14.

The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.

The open rehearsal will take place at 11 a.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, and the concert will be at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The rehearsal will focus on Robert Schumann's piano quartet, and will include discussion about the piece. The evening performance will feature Schumann's "Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478," J.S. Bach's "Three-Part Inventions" and Thomas Morley's "Nine Fantasies."

Kim began her piano studies in Korea at age six, and won numerous competitions before graduating from Seoul National University in 1991. She studied with Ann Schein at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she has completed her doctorate in music. Kim is currently assistant professor of piano at Hope, and has an active performing career that has taken throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City.

She is joined by two members of the Maia String Quartet, violinist Timothy Shiu, and cellist Hannah Holman. Violist Suzanne Wagor will also be performing as part of the quartet.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central campus along the former 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues. Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.