Shea-Kim Duo
violin/piano
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 The award-winning SHEA-KIM DUO was formed in 2014 by the husband and wife team of violinist Brendan Shea and pianist Yerin Kim. Subsequently, they have competed internationally and toured the world, performing in Belgium, Italy, South Korea, Canada and the United States.

The Shea-Kim Duo’s awards include a Gold Medal from the Manhattan International Music Competition and the Ackerman Chamber Music Award, while their performances have been broadcast on Klara Continuo (Belgium), PBC (South Korea) and WUFT (USA).

Actively involved in promoting chamber music to a broader community and audience, the Shea-Kim Duo regularly presents sensory-friendly concerts that provide high-quality chamber music for individuals and families with autism. The Duo also regularly appears at several notable music festivals, including those of Anchorage, Annapolis and Harborfront, and are the founders and artistic directors of Washington’s Chamber Music in the Bend.

A much sought after soloist, chamber musician and teacher, BRENDAN SHEA, by the age of 11, was performing with orchestras and had played at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. His awards span three continents and include Gold Medal and Audience Award from the Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize from the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, First Place with Honors from the Glazunov International Competition in Paris and  Bronze Medal from the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Brendan has been affiliated with two distinguished, award-winning quartets, as a founding member of the Wasmuth Quartet (now Verona) and as a member of the Euclid Quartet. Currently, he serves as concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic and Langroise Trio Artist-in-Residence at the College of Idaho. His solo career has taken him across the globe, with performances in major venues in Europe and Asia as well as throughout the United States, while he also performs and teaches at prestigious festivals and residencies, including the  Encore Chamber Music Festival and Credo Music Festival. Brendan has been a guest faculty member at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and University of Notre Dame and served for five years on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend. His current violin was crafted in 2000 by Samuel Zygmuntowicz in Brooklyn, New York.

Praised by the International Piano Magazine as a “pianist of beautiful finesse and golden tone,” YERIN KIM enjoys a multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator. She has performed in numerous festival and recital performances in internationally renowned venues, among them: Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Rolston Hall at Canada’s Banff Centre for the Arts and Place Flagey in Brussels. Yerin’s debut solo album, “First and Last Words,” with works by Schumann and Schnittke, was released in 2019 on the Sheva Collection label. Holding a Double Degree in Piano Performance and Psychology from Oberlin Conservatory and College, a Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she is equally passionate about music education, and has been teaching a diverse group of students from many parts of the world. Yerin has taught at the Indiana University Bloomington, University of Notre Dame, State University of New York at Stony Brook and South Korea’s Chugye University for the Arts Conservatory, and has recently joined the faculty of Central Washington University as Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies.

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Great Mozart Piano Work

“THE SOUND AND THE FURY”

Dvorák: Mazurek, Op. 49
Grieg: Sonata for Piano & Violin #3 in c, Op. 45
Janáček: Sonata for Violin & Piano

BLUE GRIFFIN RECORDING: BGR593

Great Mozart Piano Work

“LIVE FROM SOUTH KOREA”

Beethoven: Sonata #8 in G for Violin & Piano, Op. 30, #3
Janáček: Sonata for Violin & Piano
Schubert: Grand Duo in A for Violin & Piano, D. 574
J.S. Bach: Sonata #4 in c for Violin & Piano, BWV 1017
Schnittke: Sonata #1 for Violin & Piano
Grieg: Sonata for Piano & Violin #3 in c, Op. 45
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise J.S. Bach: Air

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Also on the program was an enjoyable offering by the SHEA-KIM DUO of the Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G. It was a lively, ebullient, and spikily accentuated performance that was appreciated for its verve and bubbly presentation. And still, the performance lacked nothing in the gracioso middle movement and the climactic finale was brightly splendid. It was a supremely good time!

CALGARY HERALD

The two main works [Grieg Violin Sonata #3; Janáček Violin Sonata] in this recording are from two diametrically opposed composers, poles apart in style and sound. And therein lies the deeply musical, expressive character and spiritual fusion of the Shea-Kim Duo in that they can seamlessly slip into character from one to the next.

CLASSICAL MUSIC SENTINEL

SHEA-KIM DUO/Sound and the Fury: This long time, award winning duo do such a fine job of raising the roof that you often forget there’s just two of them. Wringing their violin and piano for all the notes it can muster, they reposition what should be intimate works and fill them with rock star fire. Really opening the ears in fine and high style, the invigoration and reinvention work wonders. This set is sure to be seen and heard as another jewel in their crown.

 MIDWEST RECORD

9/5/2021 (6pm)

THE SEASONS PERFORMANCE HALL (Yakima, WA)

Schubert/Liszt: The Trout
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Kreisler: Introduction & Scherzo-Caprice
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

9/10/2021 (7pm)

CENTRAL BASIN COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION

Moses Lake Alliance Church (WA)

Schubert/Liszt: The Trout
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Kreisler: Introduction & Scherzo-Caprice
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

9/12/2021 (3pm)

CRYSTAL VALLEY CONCERTS

The First United Methodist Church of Middlebury (IN)

Schubert/Liszt: The Trout
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Kreisler: Introduction & Scherzo-Caprice
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

9/12-19/2021 (7pm)

AMBLER MUSICIVIC: ALL ROADS LEAD TO VIENNA (part 1)

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Schubert/Liszt: The Trout
Kreisler: Introduction & Scherzo-Caprice
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

9/24/2021 (4pm)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND

Louise E. Addicott & Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall

Olivier: Burst/Reflection
Brendan Shea, violinist
Yerin Kim, pianist (recorded)
Ryan Olivier, electronics

11/7/2021 (7pm)

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Ellensburg)

Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall

Beach: Romance
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Baker: Blues
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

11/21/2021 (2pm)

ICICLE CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS (Leavenworth, WA)

Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Beach: Romance
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Baker: Blues
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

11/28-12/4/2021 (7pm)

AMBLER MUSICIVIC: ALL ROADS LEAD TO VIENNA (part 2)

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Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

3/4/2022 (4pm)

BOWDOIN COLLEGE (Brunswick, ME)

Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

C. Schumann: 3 Romances
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

3/6/2022 (7pm)

LEVINE MUSIC (Washington, DC)

Sallie Mae Hall

C. Schumann: 3 Romances
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #3
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Schumann: Violin Sonata #1

Janáček: Sonata for Violin & Piano
Place Flagey (Brussels, Belgium)
2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition

Dvorák: Mazurek, Op. 49
University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
2019

Beach: Romance, Op. 23
South Bend, Indiana
December, 2020

Prokofiev: Sonata #1 in f for Violin & Piano, Op. 80 (mvt. III: Andante)
South Bend, Indiana
December, 2020

Grieg: Sonata #3 in c for Piano & Violin, Op. 45 (mvt. I: Allegro molto ed appassionato)
Kirkland Performance Center (Washington)
September, 2019