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House Music Ep 107: Impromptuo Duo
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House Music Ep 107: Impromptuo Duo

Violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and pianist Joey Chang have known each other since their undergraduate days at The Juilliard School, but it wasn’t until 2019 that they connected on their current passion—free improvisation. Chang had gotten into improvisation much earlier than Lim, but when Lim started to become intrigued by improvisation, the two musicians began to jam together. From those low-key sessions, their duo, Impromptuo, was born. For the House Music series, they present an improvisation titled Some Etude. Both musicians have collaborated with Metropolis in the past, and each have presented a solo House Music series video. But as a duo, they share one special memory of Metropolis: In October 2020, they presented a series of improvisations alongside animations by the artist Marie Lavis as part of Free Assembly, Metropolis’s debut digital festival. Since that performance, they’ve continued to explore the possibilities of musical improvisation and animation, and even continued working with Lavis. Some Etude, which they recorded at Chang’s apartment, taps into the duo’s humorous side. They don’t take themselves too seriously in general, they’d rather make music that’s lighthearted and exploratory. Some Etude was born from ideas they’d been floating around for a while, and even takes some inspiration from a Lady Gaga-type bass line. And in addition to their House Music performance, the two are excited to begin working on improvisation with multi-instrumentalist and MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey as part of the Ensemble Forward program at Chamber Music America. -- Vanessa Ague
Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1 | Juilliard Ronald Copes & Astrid Schween Music Master Class
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Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1 | Juilliard Ronald Copes & Astrid Schween Music Master Class

Juilliard students perform Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40 as part of a master class with Juilliard String Quartet's Ronald Copes and Astrid Schween. The class was recorded live at Juilliard on December 18, 2018. Learn more about future live-streamed master classes at http://www.juilliard.edu/live. Featured in this master class: Mary Grace Johnson, Violin Katherine Lim, Violin Hannah Burnett, Viola Iona Batchelder, Cello Juilliard’s String Department is the largest department within the Music Division, representing about one-third of its total student enrollment. At the heart of the department is a distinguished faculty that includes internationally acclaimed soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, and leading pedagogues, as well as the world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet. The study of music is a time-honored tradition of art passed from seasoned artist to student. At Juilliard you will learn to interpret music of any period — to nurture it, refine it, give it life, and make it your own. Complementing your work with your primary teacher will be collaborative experiences in chamber music and large ensembles, not only with other musicians, but also with the school’s talented dancers and actors. And you will share your art with enthusiastic audiences at Juilliard, at other renowned venues in New York City and around the world. Attend a Juilliard event: http://juilliard.edu/calendar Visit The Juilliard Store: http://www.thejuilliardstore.com Belong to something brilliant: http://www.juilliard.edu/we Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJuilliard... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuilliardSchool Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/juilliardschool
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