Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner perform in Premiere Series concertViolin and piano duo present world-class performance
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Jennifer Koh (left) and Shai Wosner
KENNESAW, Ga. (March 20, 2013) —
Two world-class musicians will come together at Kennesaw State to present a riveting and exciting finale to the 2012-2013 Premiere Series. Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner will perform in Morgan Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
As a child, Jennifer Koh pursued violin by chance, only choosing the instrument because spaces for piano and cello had already been filled in the Suzuki-method program she was enrolled in. At the age of eleven, she made her debut with the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Shai Wosner also enjoyed a broad musical education from an early age and later studied at the Juilliard School. Recently, Wosner made his solo recital debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in 2012.
Koh and Wosner have toured extensively, both as individual artists and as a duo, and have performed with many orchestras throughout the world. The artists generally greet audience members in the lobby following the performance, and David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center declares, “Koh and Wosner are both phenomenal young artists and are both rising stars in the classical world.”
One of the goals of the Premiere Series is to “create opportunities for our students to interact with world-class artists in an educational setting,” Daly explains. In addition to their performance, Koh and Wosner will each teach a master class for students in Kennesaw State University's School of Music, where students will receive critical feedback and coaching on their playing. Daly states that it is “a wonderful opportunity to have artists of Koh and Wosner’s caliber perform on our campus and work with our students.”
The program for the Premiere Series concert will feature Violin Sonata by Leoš Janácek; Violin Sonata No. 1 in C# minor, Op. 21 by Béla Bartók; Tre Pezzi, Op. 14 by György Kurtág and the Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.