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KYUNG YU VIOLIN + ELIZABETH PARISOT PIANO MAR 25, 2011 Sprague Memorial Hall Friday at 8 pm

MUSIC BY Beethoven Handel Saint-Saëns

Robert Blocker, Dean


March 25, 2011 · Sprague Memorial Hall Kyung Yu, violin Elizabeth Parisot, piano



Sonata in D Major, HWV 371 Affetuoso Allegro Larghetto Allegro

Sonata No. 9 in A major, “Kreutzer,” Op. 47 Adagio sostenuto – Presto Andante con Variazioni Presto



Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 Allegro agitato Adagio Allegretto moderato Allegro molto

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

As a courtesy to others, please silence all phones and devices. Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited. Please do not leave the hall during musical selections. Thank you.


Violinist Kyung Yu holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Paul Kantor, and the late Emanuel Zetlin. Ms. Yu was the concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999. She has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Yale Philharmonia, and has performed numerous recitals in New York City, Seattle, Aspen, and throughout Korea. She gave her New York debut concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Yu has taught at the Aspen Music Festival and was an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard pre-college division. She served on the Fulbright Scholarship Screening Committee for Strings from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Yu has taught violin students at Lehigh University and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has served on the faculty at Yale since 1988.

Ms. Yu performs extensively with pianist Elizabeth Parisot, with whom she has recorded the Strauss and Prokofiev sonatas, and appeared on The Music of Ezra Laderman on Albany Records. Along with Elizabeth Parisot and cellist Ole Akahoshi, she performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm. With Elizabeth Parisot, Ms. Yu has played numerous recitals throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has performed to acclaim in concert tours of Korea and Italy.

Elizabeth Parisot, piano, received her DMA degree from the Yale School of Music in 1973 and has served on the faculty of the School since 1977. She has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, performing at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery in Washington, DC, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Hispanic Institute in Madrid, and the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel. (continued)

ARTIST PROFILES Yale School of Music 203 432-4158

COMING UP Boris Berman & Ettore Causa March 26 | 8 pm | Sat Sprague Hall | Free Music for viola and piano by Brahms and Schumann.

Bach: Mass in B minor March 26 | 8 pm | Sat Woolsey Hall | $15 Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki, director.

Miró Quartet March 29 | 8 pm | Tue | Sprague Tickets $20-$30, Students $10 Music of Haydn, Brahms, and Gunther Schuller.

Sarita Kwok, violin March 31 | 8 pm | Thu Sprague Hall | Free With Jian Liu, piano. Music from Beethoven to Bresnick.

Elizabeth Parisot (cont.) With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively, joining him in sonata performances as well as in chamber music with other renowned artists. She served as coordinator and performing artist at the Aldo Parisot International Competitions and Courses in Brazil for several years and has also been a guest artist at the International Music Institute (Santander, Spain), the Banff Festival of the Arts (Alberta, Canada), and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She has toured Korea and Italy with Kyung Yu and performed with Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot in Taiwan. She has also performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. A collabarative artist with cellists for many years in concerts, master classes, and competitions worldwide, Ms. Parisot was awarded the title “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” in 2007 by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University. Elizabeth Parisot has numerous recordings to her credit, including the Brahms cello sonatas with Aldo Parisot (Musical Heritage Society); music by Leo Ornstein and Alexei Haieff with Italo Babini (Serenus); Cellists from Yale, issued in Brazil (Phonodisc); The Yale Cellos of Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos Play Favorites (Delos); three CDs with Nai-Yuan Hu; a disc with cellist Carol Ou; music by Ezra Laderman with Erick Friedman, Kyung Yu, and Pansy Chang (Albany Records); and works by Strauss and Prokofiev with Kyung Yu.

Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot  

Faculty artists Kyung Yu, violin, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano. Handel: Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371; Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata in A...

Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot  

Faculty artists Kyung Yu, violin, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano. Handel: Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371; Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata in A...