Date: October 4 2013 12:00pm
Dan Shomper, cello and Grace Eun Hae Kim, piano
The Department of Music, in conjunction with the Washington College Concert Series, is excited to showcase two of its own professors. Playing music by Spanish and South American Composers, this dynamic duo will present works by da Falla, Ginastera, Piazolla, and others.
Dr. Shomper is an active performer and teacher in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area. The Baltimore Sun praised his ‘virtuoso playing’ and complimented his ‘masterful performance’ and ‘lyrical expression.’ He is a member of the Annapolis and Alexandria Symphony Orchestras, and has also performed with the National Philharmonic and Fairfax Symphony. In addition to his work as an orchestral performer, Dr. Shomper is an active chamber musician and recitalist. He has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Art Gallery, and the Washington Arts Club, among others. Additionally, he has performed concerts and in prestigious music festivals in the United States and abroad, including venues in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Praugue, Budapest, Helsinki and Quebec. While at Maryland, Daniel studied with David Hardy, and also worked with Peter Wiley, Kenneth Slowik, Evelyn Elsing, and members of the Guarneri Quartet.
“Provocative, lustrous and rich with emotional contrasts” as reviewed by The Washington Post, and “Hypnotic from the first to the last note” by Die Rheinpfalz, Grace Eun Hae Kim has performed as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, South Korea, Germany, South Africa, and Spain. She has performed in notable venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Juilliard Theater, Steinway Hall, and at Aspen Music Festival, Banff Center for the Arts, Pianofest, and Bowdoin Music Festival. Solo appearances with orchestras include the Minnesota Orchestra, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Cherokee Symphony Orchestra, and Siouxland Youth Symphony. Chamber orchestral appearances include the New Juilliard Ensemble and New Millennium Festival Orchestra in Gijón, Spain.
Dr. Kim holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. For more information, please visit her website at www.pianist-gracekim.com.