Friday, September 10, 2021

For centuries, Vienna, Austria has been a mecca to classical musicians. In the pantheon of great composers, you would be hard pressed to find a composer who wasn’t involved with Vienna in some capacity. We selected great composers from across time that each had a different relationship to this musical city. Whether a resident, visitor, national, or student, all roads inevitably lead to Vienna.

The award winning Shea-Kim duo was formed in 2014 by husband and wife duo Brendan Shea and Yerin Kim. Since then, they have toured the world, performing in Belgium, Italy, Canada, South Korea, and the United States. Their most recent award was a gold medal at the Manhattan International Music
Competition and was the only duo to ever win 1st at the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. Their performances have been broadcasted on Klara Continuo in Belgium, PBC in Seoul, and WUFT Classic in the USA. Their debut performance in Seoul, South Korea was recorded live and published by Ark Studio. Their latest project, “The Sound and the Fury”, will be released in fall 2021 by Blue Griffin records. The duo is also actively involved in promoting chamber music to a broader community and audiences, and regularly perform sensory friendly concerts that provide high quality chamber music for individuals and families with autism. The duo also regularly appears at several notable music festivals, including the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, the Harborfront Chamber Music Festival, and are co-founders and co-artistic directors of Chamber Music in the Bend.