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Tae Kim


November 16, 2014

3:00 PM at
Robinson Terrace Living Center
28652 Hwy 23, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

Photo of pianist Tae Kim

Tae Kim, piano

Friends of Music is very happy to present an encore performance by pianist Tae Kim, who first played in Stamford this past June with violinists Mariesther Alvarez and Marielisa Alvarez.

Hailed as a “highly skilled improviser” by The New York Times and described as “prickly and explosive” by the Montreal Gazette, Tae Kim’s rare blend of rigorous execution and whimsical styling creates an interpretation of the classical repertoire that is all his own. This has earned him widespread recognition as a classical pianist and as an improvisational artist.

Part of the ongoing “Piano at South Station” in his home city of Boston, Mr. Kim regularly plays on Wednesdays in what is considered “Boston’s living room.” He has soloed with many ensembles, including the Cambridge Philharmonic, Yurodivy Chamber Orchestra, Hemenway Strings, and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. The Boston Globe praised his “sparkling performance” of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with the BCO as a “glimpse of radiant talent.”

Tae Kim regularly collaborates with “America’s most wired composer,” Tod Machover, utilizing his unique talent for classical improv in such productions as Central Square Theatre’s 2012 play Remembering H.M., part of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival’s “Repertoire Remix” and recently as one of the presenters in “Reconstructing Beethoven’s Improvisations.”

Mr. Kim formally studied at the Boston Conservatory (B.M. 2005) and at the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2008). His teachers include Jonathan Bass, Bruce Brubaker, Janice Weber, and Patricia Zander.

To see and hear recordings of Tae Kim in performance, please visit his Web site at or search for his name on YouTube.

Tae graciously accepted our invitation to perform again on very short notice when Gints Berzins, the artist originally scheduled to perform on this date, was unable to appear due to a family obligation.


November 16, 2014

Tae Kim

Overture in the French Style,
BWV 831 (ca. 1735)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)



Gavotte I/II
Passepied I/II
Bourrée I/II


Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major,
K. 281 (1774)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


Andante amoroso
Rondeau: Allegro



Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
(1837 version)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


Theme: Andante
Etude I: Un poco più vivo
Etude II
Etude III: Vivace
Etude IV
Etude V
Etude VI: Agitato
Etude VII: Allegro molto
Etude VIII
Etude IX: Presto possible
Etude XI
Etude XII: Allegro brillante

As always admission is at the door by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. For complete details see our General Information page.

Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire series of events possible.

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