Essential Thursdays Series offers piano, violin duo on the 11th

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group’s Essential Thursday performance series continues this week with series curator Jungeun Kim on piano and Saeka Matsuyama on violin at the Old School Baptist Church venue in Denver on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets for all of the Essential Thursdays performances are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $20. For tickets and more information please call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908 or visit their website at www.roxburyartsgroup.org.

The Essential Thursday performance series pairs highly accomplished musicians with the exemplary acoustics of the Old School Bapitst Church venue. The Essential Thursday series has been curated by Jungeun Kim who will also perform on Thursday. In addition to being a world-class musician, Ms. Kim is also Director of Instrumental Accompaniment and Outside Performances at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia PA and Executive Director of the annual New York State Music Festival (NYSMF) held in Oneonta.

Early starter
Jungeun Kim began piano studies at age three and made her public debut at age eight. After winning a Presidential Prize in the Korean National Music Competition, she performed with the Korean National Philharmonic. As a scholarship recipient, she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. She has won numerous awards, including the Young Musicians Foundation Competition and VOCE Competition in Los Angeles. In addition Kim has has appeared on CBS, CBC, Voice of America, and NPR broadcasts.

On Thursday, Jungeun Kim will be joined by violinist Saeka Matsuyama. Winner of numerous prestigious competitions and awards, including the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2004 Sendai International Music Competition and the Second Prize Winner at the 2003 Hannover International Violin Competition, 24-year-old violinist Saeka Matsuyama is in demand as a soloist for orchestral engagements, recitals, chamber musician, and festival appearances both in the United States and abroad. Ms. Matsuyama’s concert schedule includes performances as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Osaka Century Philharmonic, and the Rheinische-Philharmonie in addition to this Thursday’s performance in Denver.