Token Creek Chamber Music

Mozart: Music for Violin & Piano

Mozart: Music for Violin & Piano

June 30, 2024 at 4:00pm

Tickets: $25 ($10 Student)

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Sonata in G major, K. 301/293a (1778)W.A. Mozart Sonata in E minor, K. 302/300c (1778) Sonata in F major, K. 377/374e (1781) Sonata in A major, K. 526 (1787) Kangwon Kim, violin
Minyoung Lee, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote about 35 sonatas for keyboard and violin, including some that were left unfinished. He wrote the first when he was six, and the last in 1788, three years before his death. These sonatas are a window into Mozart’s musical evolution during his short but incredibly eventful and prolific life. By the time Mozart was 22 he was writing what scholars call the mature sonatas. Delicate, colorful, emotional, soulful, and at times stormy, they are regarded by many as the finest chamber works in all music history. Two hundred years after this music was written, the great German-American musicologist Alfred Einstein claimed that the Sonata in E minor is “one of the miracles among Mozart’s works.”


Violinist Kangwon Lee Kim, Madison Bach Musicians Concertmaster and Assistant Artistic Director, is a versatile violinist with a repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st centuries, using both baroque and modern violins. Praised for her “stylistic confidence,” she has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Korea, Canada, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Norway, and the Czech Republic. She has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Menahem Pressler and Laurence Lesser.

As a baroque violinist, Ms. Kim has performed with numerous early music ensembles including the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Brandywine Baroque, Indy Baroque, and Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and has given lectures at universities through the U.S. and Korea. Ms. Kim was Assistant Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Biola University in California, and has taught at Ripon College and Lawrence Conservatory in Wisconsin. Ms. Kim received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UW-Madison, and also studied at Temple University, Manhattan School of Music, and Oberlin College Conservatory.

Ms. Kim serves as Music Director of Love in Music, a nonprofit organization that reaches out to underserved communities in the Los Angeles area, and works with the music teachers who give free lessons to young students. During the summer, she teaches at Credo summer chamber music festival at Oberlin College and is chair of MBM’s Summer Chamber Music Workshop.

…with lovely delicacy…freedom and unfailing rhythmic poise. With extraordinary sensitivity to harmony, [Minyoung Lee’s playing] was mesmerizing.
San Francisco Classical Voice

Pianist Minyoung Lee has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist and collaborative artists. She has performed with prestigious ensembles including the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korean Broadcast System (KBS) Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic, and the Korea Symphony Festival Orchestra. As a soloist with the Jeunesse Musicales World Orchestra, Lee has performed in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Korea. She has given solo performances in St. Louis, San Francisco, Houston, New Haven, Calgary, Banff, London, Seoul, and other cities around the world. As an active chamber musician, she has performed in various distinguished venues such as the Korea Festival Ensemble concert series, Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, Banff Music Festival, and the International Young Artists Festival in Japan, and has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Josef Silverstein, Marc Johnson, and members of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Lee received the Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, the Master of Music degree and the artist’s diploma from Yale University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University. Lee was a faculty member at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Southern Illinois University, Pincipia College, and the University of Connecticut. She is an Associate Professor at Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.