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Natasha Hall and Yoomi Kim to perform at St. Saviour’s

The pair present “A Musical Exploration of Darkness and Light” on March 22
Natasha Hall and Yoomi Kim perform together March 22 at St. Saviour’s in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Submitted by Selkirk Pro-Musica

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents violinist Natasha Hall and pianist Yoomi Kim with “A Musical Exploration of Darkness and Light” on Friday, March 22.

Hall and Kim will perform works by Sergei Prokofiev, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Kreisler, Jules Massenet, Frédéric Chopin and Henryk Wienlawski.

Prior to a recent move back to her hometown of Nelson, Hall spent the last decade based in London UK and is a member of the English Chamber Orchestra. She has performed regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Aurora Orchestra.

Hall has received numerous awards for her violin performances and is a winner of the Calgary Concerto and Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competitions. She has collaborated in performance with artists such as Rohan de Silva, Andres Cardenes and Kai Gleusteen and has appeared on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Hall holds a certificate in violin performance from Carnegie Mellon University.

She gratefully acknowledges Jumpstart Jr. Foundation of the Netherlands for the generous loan of the 1680 Francesco Ruggieri violin she currently plays.

Pianist, conductor and composer Kim received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Cincinnati where she also completed her Master of Music degree in Conducting with choral emphasis. In addition, she had the privilege of working with Dr. Joel Hoffman, composition faculty chair at the University of Cincinnati, for her cognate degree in Composition.

Kim holds her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Montreal respectively. She has been invited to participate in a number of international orchestral conducting masterclasses, including ones taught by Maestro Ed Spanjaard and Maestro Kenneth Kiesler. Through these masterclasses, Kim has had the opportunity to conduct the Berlin Sinfonietta and Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV.

As a music director, Kim has taught chamber orchestra, choir and piano at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific where she has also composed and arranged music for the college’s various concerts. As a pianist, she has been teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Tickets ($20, cash only) are available at Otter Books in Nelson. The concert will once again take place at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 701 Ward St.