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Concertmaster to be Featured at Tel Hai

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tel Hai’s 2013 Concert Series continues with a performance by violinist David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The program will be offered on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 PM in the community’s Auditorium/Chapel located on the Tel Hai campus off Beaver Dam Road. The public is invited to join residents and staff for this exceptional program of beautiful music.
Mr. Kim was born in Carbondale, Illinois and started playing the violin at the age of three. He began formal studies with Dorothy DeLay at age eight and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Julliard School. In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Now a highly sought-after pedagogue, Mr. Kim presents master classes around the globe—from Julliard to the New World Symphony in Miami, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, the Korean National University of Arts—as well as universities and colleges across the United States. He also serves as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra in New York City at the invitation of conductor Gerard Schwarz.
Mr. Kim will be accompanied on piano by returning favorite, Jeffrey Uhlig. Mr. Uhlig has appeared as a collaborative pianist in numerous concerts in the US and in Russia. Highlights include performances in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Jeffrey is sought after to accompany notable singers and instrumentalists as well—including many members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Uhlig is a chamber music player, vocal coach and also serves on the faculty of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, Mr. Uhlig is principal keyboard with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Ocean City Pops.
Their concert will include selections from Handel, Grieg, and Bach. Works by composers/violinists Fritz Kreisler and Pablo de Sarasate will also be featured, as will Jules Massenet’s “Meditation” from Thais.
Directions to the Tel Hai campus can be found on the website: or by GPS using the physical address 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook.