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Little Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 13
W. A. Mozart
Rondeau: Allegro from Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 42
About the artists
Violinist Bora Kim is from Toronto, Canada, where she made her soloist debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at Roy Thomson Hall. She has also performed as a soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Niagara Chamber Orchestra. She has given solo recitals and performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Carlu, Canadian Broadcasting Center’s “Glenn Gould Studio,” and was featured for a live performance interview on Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM.
Bora's recent highlights include performances with Sejong Soloists at Carnegie Hall, concerts in Merkin Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, solo recitals in Australia and the Netherlands as part of the Holland Music Sessions, chamber collaboration with pianist Emanuel Ax at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and a masterclass for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a winner of the Canada Council’s 2018 Instrument Bank Competition, Bora was awarded the three-year loan of a 1747 Januarius Gagliano violin. She has won First Prize from various national competitions, including the Canadian Music Competitions, and represented Ontario at the 2009 National Music Festival.
Bora is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music, where she also completed Master of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees. She holds double Bachelor of Music degrees in both Violin Performance and Piano Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, as the first double-major student in the school's history. Her primary teachers include Hyo Kang, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Lipsett, Atis Bankas, John Perry, and Marina Geringas. Bora is an alumni of numerous summer festivals including Sarasota, Aspen, Norfolk, Banff, and Orford.
Hailed as a “lovely violist” (The WholeNote magazine), Ryan Davis is swiftly emerging as a sought-after artist in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performances. Born in Canberra, Australia, but raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mr. Davis is currently based in Toronto. Ryan is an innovative performer under the moniker Little King, fusing elements of classical, folk, electronic, and hip-hop music with a loop pedal, and has had his compositions featured on Toronto Raptors star Serge Ibaka’s Instagram Live show “How Talented Are You?” as well as ABC Channel 7 News Los Angeles. His passion for community engagement has led to working closely with Street Symphony, focused within the Skid Row neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Ryan had his solo orchestral debut with the ensemble Prairie Virtuosi in 2016, and has since returned twice in that role. He was chosen as the principal violist for the Colburn Orchestra’s tour of Scotland and Ireland in 2018, in addition to the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in 2017. Other festivals include the Banff Centre for the Arts, Orford Arts Centre, McGill International String Quartet Academy, Festival Napa Valley, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Ryan graduated as an Artist Diploma candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Paul Coletti in 2019. He completed a Master of Music degree in 2016 at the Yale School of Music as a student of Ettore Causa, and in 2014 completed a Bachelor of Music degree at McGill University, graduating with “Outstanding Achievement in Viola” as a scholarship student of Andre Roy. Under the guidance of Steven Dann and Barry Shiffman, Ryan is the first ever violist to be selected as a Rebanks Fellow, in the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program in Toronto.
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