Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien Open BOH Celebration Series


Arts / Sep. 28, 2017 9:14am EDT

GLORIA CHIEN GLORIA CHIEN Two of the world’s finest young classical musicians, Soovin Kim and his wife, Gloria Chien, open the 2017-18 Celebration Series at The Barre Opera House on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Students 18 and under will be admitted free to this performance, which is sponsored by The Friends of Classical Music.

Internationally renowned violinist Soovin Kim performs as both a concert soloist and recitalist and with the Johannes String Quartet. In 2009 he founded the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, which has quickly gained national attention for excellence in performance, innovative programming, educational outreach, and work with young composers and performers.

Kim received first prize at the Paganini International Competition when he was only 20, which launched an international concert career.

He later was a recipient of such distinguished prizes, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra as its then-youngest member at age 10. He joined the New England Conservatory of Music faculty in 2014, after teaching at SUNY-Stony Brook and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

SOOVIN KIM SOOVIN KIM Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Chien is a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and performed again with the BSO with Keith Lockhart.

In recent seasons she has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician at Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center, and other venues.

In 2009, Chien launched String Theory, a chamber music series in Chattanooga. The following year, she was appointed director of the Chamber Music Institute at the Music@Menlo festival. In 2017, she joined Kim as co-artistic director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Order tickets at, or call the Barre Opera House at 802-476-8188. The building is handicapped accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired.

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