Hi Friend! 안녕하세요! Hello from Seoul, where I’m in quarantine before I begin my Fulbright grant residency! Here’s some music by Isang Yun (1917-1995), the Korean composer whose oeuvre reflects one of his main creative objectives: to blend Korean traditional music and Western avant-garde techniques. While much of his music is post-tonal and post-serialist, this piece, “Die Hungrige Katze (The Hungry Cat),” from “Li-na im […]
Hi Friend! Here’s music from the brilliant composer and violinist, Jessie Montgomery: her Rhapsody No. 1 for solo violin, written in 2014. I love both the pensive vibe and the surprising and luscious harmonies. Deceptively difficult, I so enjoyed learning this delightful piece and hope you enjoy! Stay safe, warm, and healthy <3 Like what you hear? Please Like […]
Hi Friend! Some more music as we round the corner into February (WAT? When did *that* happen?? O.o) Please to enjoy, Bach’s Adagio from his Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV (I’m always tempted to put BMW, lol) 1001. Like what you hear? Please Like and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more videos and music!
Hi Friend! One silver lining of this seemingly never-ending pandemic is that I have time to practice for practice’s sake. Usually I’m practicing in “putting out fire mode” aka, I have a concert and I just need to NOT FALL ON MY FACE. Normally I wouldn’t have time (nor the inclination) to practice Paganini’s knuckle-busting Caprices for […]
Hi Friend! Well, so far 2021 has some explaining to do — it’s been a rough week, so far, huh? Some incredible highs (THANK YOU GEORGIA, YOU’RE A REAL PEACH!) and truly terrible lows (trash removal needed at the White House, please. STAT.) So, I’m offering some meditative music, Bach’s pensive Sarabanda from his Partita […]
Hi Friend! Happy New Year! Phew, we made it! Please enjoy a classic by the OG PRODIGY: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, I. Allegro (cadenza by Sam Franko). You guys, good old Amadeus wrote this at the ripe old age of 19. Whoa…O.o Anyway, I love this concerto and its sunny disposition. This […]
Hi Friend! I made a solo violin arrangement of BTS (방탄소년단) Dynamite! BOOM! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I don’t need to tell you about BTS, the world dominating South Korean boy band phenomenon! I had a blast covering DYNAMITE, their infectious dance track that currently boasts more than 700 million views on YouTube. This was so fun! […]