HONEST BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL WINTER 2018 SERIES
JANUARY 28, 4 P.M. – YOONAH KIM, CLARINET, and Pianist to be announced
Rapidly earning recognition as a young artist of uncommon musical depth and versatility, clarinetist Yoonah Kim is a winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years, this Korean-Canadian artist joins the ranks of prominent solo clarinetists discovered by CAG, including David Shifrin, Michael Collins, Hakan Rosengren, and David Krakauer. For more information about Kim, visit http://concertartists.org/artist/yoonah-kim.
FEBRUARY 25, 4 P.M. – THOMAS PANDOLFI, PIANO
American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular. Pandolfi performed at Honest Brook in the 2015 Summer Series with violinist Emil Altschuler. His website is thomaspandolfi.com.
MARCH 24, 8 P.M. – JIJI, GUITAR, and SOO BAE, CELLO
Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Jiji is an adventurous artist on
both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary
classical music to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage
presence and fascinating repertoire earned the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists
Guild International Competition.
Canadian Korean cellist Soo Bae has been praised by The New Yorker as “superb” and by The Strad for being “rich and romantic with crisp incisive technique.” Recently honored as the musician of the month in Musical America Magazine, Bae is also a winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. As a concert soloist Ms. Bae has performed across the world. She has previously performed at Honest Brook with violinist Asira Woodward-Page in the 2009 Winter Concert Series and with pianist Peo-Yao Wang in the 2012 Summer Concert Series.