Fairfield University presents renowned Korean virtuoso in concert October 6


Fairfield University's Asian Studies and Music Programs join together to present Jin Hi Kim, a komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso who is internationally acclaimed for her artistry and for her innovative cross-cultural compositions on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the DiMenna Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. Admission is free and seating is limited.  For information or reservations, please contact Manyul Im, director of Asian Studies at mim@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2861.

Kim has introduced the Korean indigenous komungo for the first time into the Western contemporary music scene with her wide array of pioneering compositions for chamber ensemble, orchestra, avant-garde jazz improvisations and multicultural ensembles.

She is not only a virtuosic musician and composer; she has co-designed the world's only electric komungo. The concert will be interspersed with explanations by Kim.

Kim's works have been presented on the main stages of significant cultural venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among many others.

Kim is Composer-In-Residence at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for Meet The Composer Music Alive 2009-2011.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 1, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 74