NYPS Opening Concert
2018-2019 NYPS Season
October 14, 2018
8:00 PM | Merkin Concert Hall
Tickets: $40 – click here
*senior/student discounts at Merkin Box Office – $20 (online & in person)
The New York Piano Society is proud to announce the Opening Concert of the 2018-2019 Season.
An exciting program to celebrate the commencement of NYPS’ 13th Season.
Works by Scriabin, Chopin, and Debussy, as well as Brahms and Rachmaninoff duos, & Schumann with cello, performed by our outstanding NYPS concert pianists, who spend their working hours as doctors, architects, engineers, mathematicians, designers and police officers. Also featuring NYPS Artist in Residence, James Kim, cello, & Guest Artist, Natasha Paremksi, piano.
Program highlights: Chopin Ballade No. 4, Liszt Transcendental Etudes, Scriabin Sonata No. 4, Debussy Images,
Rachmaninoff Suite No. 2 for piano duo, and much more!
NYPS Artist in Residence: James Kim, cello
James Kim has performed concerts with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Walloon Royal Chamber, Juilliard, New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic, Tongyeong Festival, Korean Symphony, Daegu Symphony, and Korean Broadcasting System, in venues including the Symphony Hall of Boston, Jordan Hall, Carnegie Zankel Hall and Stern Auditorium, Lotte Concert Hall, and Daegu Concert House, with conductors such as David Zinman, Alexander Shelley, Matthias Bamert, Michael Sanderling, Keith Lockhart, Tan Dun, Benjamin Zander, Frank Braley, Jung Chi Yong, and Julian Kovatchev. A recipient of Salon de Virtuosi’s Sony Career Grant and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, James Kim made his first international appearance at the 2006 David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary, where he received First Prize. He was a top prizewinner at the 2015 Isang Yun International Cello Competition, where he was also awarded Special Prize. He has given solo recitals sponsored by Kumho Foundation’s “Beautiful Thursday,” “Prodigy,” and “Rising Star” Recital Series at Kumho Art Hall, WQXR Midday Masterpieces Series at the Greene Space, Robert Sherman’s Young Artist Showcase at WQXR, “From the Top” live from Jordan Hall, and Yale School of Music for his 2013 Carnegie Weill recital debut. He is a member of the Sejong Soloists. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR and National Public Radio.
NYPS Guest Artist: Natasha Paremski, piano
With a strong focus on new music, Natasha’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. In the 2010-11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which was also included in her solo album. At the suggestion of John Corigliano, Natasha brought her insight and depth to his Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony. In recital, she has played several pieces by noted composer and pianist Fred Hersch.
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.
“Comparisons with Argerich should not be given lightly, but Paremski is so clearly of the same temperament and technique that it is unavoidable here.”
— American Record Guide