November 15, 3pm EST (US), 8pm GMT (UK)
Please enjoy the above performance from one of the artists. The livestream will begin in:
W. A. Mozart
Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major, K.301
W. A. Mozart
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K.304
C. Debussy (arr. Roelens)
Clair de lune
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.
Toronto-based pianist Emily Rho is a performer, presenter, and educator whose core mission as an artist is to connect people through music. It is this mission that inspires all her performance, business, and teaching endeavors, and she finds joy in providing connective musical experiences through the positions she holds.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily frequently performed live chamber music concerts at venues and festivals including the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Koerner Hall, and Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. Since the pandemic, she has adapted to presenting online and outdoor concerts to stay in touch with audiences locally and globally.
Alongside her performing career, Emily is the Co-Director of Toronto’s Pocket Concerts, which provides highly social chamber music experiences in intimate venues such as homes and workplaces. During the summer season, she is the General Director of Caledon Music Festival, a week-long festival that combines multi-genre concerts, educational programs, and community development activities.
Beyond music, Emily is a design thinker and a futurist. Her design interests include building regenerative communities in urban design, finding innovative strategies to tackle humanitarian issues such as chronic hunger, and building effective systems to handle waste management problems. Emily is currently pursuing studies in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University where she is a Master of Design candidate.
Emily is a faculty member at The Royal Conservatory of Music, where she serves as a chamber music instructor and an adjudicator. Outside of music, she is a dedicated Muay Thai practitioner.
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