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Rising Chamber Music Stars Kristin Lee and Alexandre Moutouzkine to Perform at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 25, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Two celebrated young artists, Kristin Lee, violinist, and Alexandre Moutouzkine, pianist, will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $17 ($12 members and students with ID) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

Kristin Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, and began studying violin at the age of five. Within just one year she won First Prize at the prestigious Korea Times Violin Competition. She made her orchestral debut with Orchestra Atlanta at the age of ten, and went on to appear as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Saint Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, Busan Philharmonic, Korea Broadcast Symphony, and many others. Following a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Juilliard’s Pre-College Symphony Orchestra in the year 2000, she was chosen by Itzhak Perlman to become one of his students. The recent winner of Juilliard’s Concerto Competition, Lee is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, and in 2009 was chosen to join the roster of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two program. Lee earned a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School in May of 2010, where she served as an assistant teacher for Mr. Perlman’s studio. She joined the faculty of Queens College in the fall of 2010.

Alexandre Moutouzkine was recently named Second Prize winner of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition. The Russian pianist burst onto the United States concert scene at the age of nineteen, when he received the Special Award for Artistic Potential at the XI Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Moutouzkine also earned top prizes in many international competitions, including Cleveland, Montréal, Tivoli, Andorra, José Iturbi, New Orleans, Shanghai, and St. Petersburg. He is a winner of Astral Artists’ 2009 National Auditions. In April 2011 Moutouzkine debuted at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts during the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, performing his own arrangement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite live alongside a specially commissioned animation entitled “Who Stole The Mona Lisa?” Recently, he debuted in the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker. Moutouzkine holds a Master’s degree and a post-graduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and undergraduate degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Music School.

The program will feature Mozart’s Sonata No. 21 in E Minor, K. 304; Franck’s Sonata in A Major; Corelli’s “La Folia” Variations, arranged by Fritz Kreisler; and Messiaen’s Theme and Variations.

The Clark’s soaring acoustics and intimate auditorium offers one of the best performance venues in the region; the galleries will remain open until 6:00 pm. Before the concert, enjoy a delicious three-course fixed-price dinner in the Clark Café for $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required; space is limited. For reservations, call 413 458 0524.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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August 30—Two young rising artists, Kristin Lee, violinist, and Alexandre Moutouzkine, pianist, will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 pm. The program will feature Mozart’s Sonata No. 21 in E Minor, K. 304; Franck’s Sonata in A Major; Corelli’s “La Folia” Variations, arranged by Fritz Kreisler; and Messiaen’s Theme and Variations. Tickets are $17 ($12 members and students with ID) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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