This week Hyo Na Kim drops by the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Merkin Concert Hall debut recital on Oct. 21. Lauded by the New York Times as "a dark toned, agile mezzo soprano," Kim is the winner of the 2013 Joy in Singing Debut Award.
Joy in Singing is a non-profit organization founded in 1958 by Winifred Cecil. In addition to the Debut Award, Kim has won first prize at the Gerda Lissner Competition and multiple grants from the Licia Albanese-Puccini and Giulio Gari Competitions.
This week's Young Artists Showcase closes with a pair of concert recordings by violinist-composer Jourdan Urbach from when he was a teenager. Now a seasoned soloist at 21-years-old, Urbach performs with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony in a concert at Carnegie Hall later this month.
Schumann: Reich' mir die Hand (Reach me your hand, O cloud)
Schumann: Gekämpft hat meine Barke (My Ship Has Struggled) from 7 Lieder of Elisabeth Kulmann, Op.104
Erik Satie: Je te veux
Nikolay Medtner: Muza (The Muse), song for voice & piano, Op. 29/1
Ned Rorem: The Serpent
Ravel: Kaddish from Deux mélodies hébraïques
UnYoung La: Psalm 23, The Lord Is My Shephed
— Hyo Na Kim, mezzo soprano; Bretton Brown, piano. Recorded in the Young Artists Showcase studio.
Medley (arr. by Urbach)
Joseph Kosma: Autumn Leaves
Richard Rodgers: My Favorite Things
Antônio Carlos Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema
— Jourdan Urbach, violin; Karen Beluso, piano.