This week we tip our hats -- and our ears -- to the international nature of artist collaborations. We hear Korean violinist Soh-Yon Kim in concert with pianist Julia Gurvitch of Russia, now a faculty member of Tel Aviv University. Flutist Conor Nelson of Canada teams up with Korean pianist Shinae Kim -- both artists are now teachers in the United States. Finally, Chinese pianist Zijun Chen is heard with her teenage colleagues in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic, under the baton of American maestro Jonathan Strasser.
Janáček-- Violin and Piano Sonata, 1st and 2nd mvts, performed by Soh-Yon Kim (Korea) and Julia Gurvitch (Russia). Concert performance in Israel.
Carl Vine-- Flute and Piano Sonata, performed by Conor Nelson (Canada) and Shinae Kim (Korea). Recorded at WQXR.
Liszt-- Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Zijun Chen (China) with the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Philharmonic/Jonathan Strasser (USA). Concert performance at the Manhattan School of Music.