Kim Releases CD of Cello and Piano Works

Posted on 8/18/2017 1:50:59 AM

Small Storms: A collection of Short Pieces by Bohuslav Martinů. Meridith Blecha-Wells, cello; Sun Min Kim, piano. Navona Records.Sun Min Kim, IUP piano professor, released his first commercial CD, Small Storms, with Meredith Blecha-Wells, associate professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University. This recording of cello and piano works by Bohuslav Martinů was recorded by Navona Records, and it enjoys the international distribution by Naxos Records, a major recording label.

The recording was released on April 14, 2017, and is also available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify.

The album has been broadcast nationally on many radio stations such as WCNY-FM (Syracuse, NY), WUNY-FM (Utica, NY), WJNY-FM (Watertown/Boston, MA), WMBR (Cambridge/Boston, MA), and WRUV (Burlington, VT).

The recording has enjoyed positive reviews from national and international music magazines. Gramophone, the world's leading classical music magazine, commented “immaculately supported (as throughout) by Sun Min Kim, the duo milks for all its humorous potential.”

Classical Music Discoveries, a national music magazine, stated that “The duo’s playing blends wonderfully, no matter a passage’s virtuosity or simplicity, fully embodying the folkloric sensibility and conservative style that typify the composer’s oeuvre.”

The Blecha-Kim duo plans to have a concert tour in South Korea in November 2017 and another concert tour in China in mid-2018.

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