|Beloved Virtuoso Kyung Wha CHUNG Returns to Carnegie Hall,
Tackling the Highest Peak:
The Complete Solo Sonatas & Partitas of J.S. BACH in a Single Evening
In a historic return to one of the world’s great concert stages, violinist Kyung Wha Chung will play the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin by J.S. BACH in a single evening at Carnegie Hall on 18 May 2017. The date holds special significance for Ms. Chung, who made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall exactly 50 years ago, winning the Leventritt Competition.
Fully recovered after years of work with a hand specialist in Korea, 2010 marked Ms. Chung’s triumphant return to the concert stage.
“As I emerged from such a long absence from the stage, I felt more and more drawn to the Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas, these beloved works I had explored with Mr. Galamian so many years before,” Chung said. “I eventually recorded them and have now decided that the most profound experience of these pieces in performance – for myself and, I hope, for the audience too – is when I play them in a single evening.”
Those in attendance at Ms.Chung’s Carnegie Hall concert on May 18th will thus have the rare opportunity to hear this great music as have few others.
After her appearance at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Chung has many more performances of the Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas in her schedule, both in Britain and in Asia, followed by another set
of recording sessions for Warner Classics, this time a recital disc with her pianist Kevin Kenner, in works of Beethoven, Brahms and Franck.