MTSU cellist, 3 guests plan free Oct. 25 Brahms qu...

MTSU cellist, 3 guests plan free Oct. 25 Brahms quartet performances

MTSU faculty cellist Christine Kim will join guest musicians Ching-Yi Lin, Andrew Braddock and Kevin Class in a special Oct. 25 public concert featuring two Brahms piano quartet works.

Dr. Christine Kim

Dr. Christine Kim

Lin, who plays violin; Braddock, who plays viola; and Class, who plays piano, will perform “Piano Quartet in C minor” and “Piano Quartet in G minor” with MTSU’s Kim in the free 7 p.m. event in Hinton Music Hall, located inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

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“I am excited to collaborate with these wonderful musicians,” Kim said, adding that the Brahms piano quartets “are among the greatest works in chamber music literature.

Ching-Yi Lin

Ching-Yi Lin

“The C minor piano quartet is intensely emotional and has one of the most beautiful slow movements written by Brahms. The G minor piano quartet is an earlier work and has a virtuosic finale that is inspired by gypsy music.”

Kim, an assistant professor in MTSU’s School of Music, taught at Luther College and Rice University before joining the MTSU music faculty. She has performed for concert series throughout North America and Europe and, since moving to Tennessee in 2011, has played with ensembles throughout the region.

Kim also maintains a large private studio and works with students at special festivals and workshops, including the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.

Kevin Class

Kevin Class

Lin is an assistant professor and director of the Pre-College Strings Program at Western Kentucky University. Recent performances and master classes have taken her around the country and world.

During the summer, Lin serves on the faculty at the Indiana University Summer String Academy and works with the WKU String Explosion. She plays a violin made in 1863 by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

Andrew Braddock

Andrew Braddock

Braddock also teaches at Western Kentucky and, in addition to many local recitals, has performed in Israel, Austria, Indiana and Colorado.

He has served as a member of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras and was assistant principal violist in the Indiana University Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras and principal violist in the Vanderbilt Symphony Orchestra.

Class, associate professor of collaborative piano and music director and conductor of opera theatre at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, has recorded more than 15 CDs, including piano concerti by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann and several albums as a collaborative pianist and as a solo artist.

He has given solo recitals in numerous venues worldwide, including performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

For details on more MTSU School of Music performances, call 615-898-2493 or visit the School of Music’s Concert Calendar online.

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