“Former Vermeer Quartet member, Japanese-born Nobuko Imai is considered one of the most outstanding viola players of our time. After studying at the Toho School of Music, Yale University, and the Juilliard School, she won the highest prizes at the Munich and Geneva International Competitions. Distinguished collaborators include Gideon Kremer, Itzhak Perlman, YoYo Ma, Andras Schiff and Ronald Brautigam. She holds professorships at the Amsterdam and Geneva Conservatories as well as the Kronberg Academy in Germany.” -Michaelangelo String Quartet bio
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2015) — The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, with Young-Nam Kim, artistic director, presents Nobuko Imai, celebrated violist, appearing for one enchanting performance at our 2015-2016 Season Premiere Concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at 4 p.m., in Sundin Music Hall of Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, Minn.
The program will feature the US premiere of Sonata for Viola Solo, by Japanese composer Yoshiro Irino, as well as two 2-viola quintets: Mozart’s String Quintet No. 2 in C minor, K. 406 and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2, in B-flat Major, Op. 87.
Nobuko Imai, guest violist
Ariana Kim, violin
Young-Nam Kim, violin
Sally Chisholm, viola
James Jacobson, cello
$25 Adult / $20 Senior (62+) / $15 Student
One K-12 student admitted free with each paid adult