Loeffler Alumni Series

Loeffler Alumni Series: Shea-Kim Duo

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 6 PM ET

The Loeffler Alumni Series is sponsored by Robert and Jane Loeffler.

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Levine is committed to building new audiences for music by offering outstanding performances, master classes, and other musical events free-of-charge. This season of Levine Presents is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of many donors. Please consider making a gift to support these programs.


Master Class

Violin Concerto in d minor | Jean Sibelius

I. Allegro moderato

Luis Nestares, violin
student of Virgilio Joven

Violin Concerto No. 1 | Max Bruch

III. Finale: Allegro energico

Eileen Maloney, violin
student of Erin Durham

Darya Gabay, piano


3 Romances, Opus 22 | Clara Wieck Schumann

I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto: mit zartem vorträge
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Fantasiestücke, Opus 73 | Robert Schumann

I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Labhaft, leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Piano, H. 208 | Bohuslav Martinu

I. Allegro molto
II. Larghetto
III. Poco allegretto

Fantasie in C Major, D. 934 | Franz Schubert

I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Tema a Variazioni – Andantino-Adagio
IV. Tempo
V. Allegro vivace
VI. Allegretto
VII. Presto

Brendan Shea, violin
Yerin Kim, piano

About the Artists

The award-winning Shea-Kim Duo was formed in 2014 by the husband and wife team of violinist Brendan Shea and pianist Yerin Kim. Subsequently, they have competed internationally and toured the world, performing in Belgium, Italy, South Korea, Canada, and the United States.

The Shea-Kim Duo’s awards include a Gold Medal from the Manhattan International Music Competition and the Ackerman Chamber Music Award, while their performances have been broadcast on Klara Continuo (Belgium), PBC (South Korea), and WUFT (USA). The artists have released two highly acclaimed CDs on the Blue Griffin Recording label: The Sound and the Fury, including music from Dvorák, Grieg, and Janácek, and All Roads, featuring works by Beethoven, Schnittke, Schumann, and Beach.

Actively involved in promoting chamber music to a broader community and audience, the Shea-Kim Duo regularly presents 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 those of Anchorage, Annapolis, and Harborfront, and are the founders and artistic directors of Washington’s Chamber Music in the Bend.

Please join us on Sunday, November 19 at 4 PM for our next Loeffler Alumni Series concert:

Grace McNally, Guitar