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Music Institute Presents: Jennifer Koh, Violin
September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jennifer Koh: The acclaimed Glen Ellyn native returns to play a program featuring two solo works by Bach, juxtaposed with a contemporary piece for solo violin by John Harbison. Critics have described her playing of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas as intense, beautifully shaped, and mesmerizing. “Koh’s arresting tone and emotional interpretations of Bach are a perfect fit for the acoustics of Nichols Concert Hall,” said Music Institute President and CEO Mark George.
Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for commanding performances delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artists from multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras, from traditional to contemporary. She has premiered more than 60 works written especially for her and has made 11 recordings for the Cedille Records label. Her concert program for the Music Institute includes repertoire from two recent initiatives: Shared Madness, a project comprising short works for solo violin that explore virtuosity in the 21st century, written by more than 30 of today’s most celebrated composers, and Bach and Beyond, a recital series that traces the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas to 20th and 21st century composers. Koh is Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. For more information and her complete biography, visit jenniferkoh.com.