Go for Baroque

Live at 5pm, Sunday 13 October

Recorder player Kevin Kim returns to Whittakers with a small but lively entourage to play Baroque Music from France, Germany and more.

Kevin was last here as a guest at the ‘Anatolia Aotearoa’ concert in June. Joining him will be Sally Tibbles (traverso), James Tibbles (harpsichord) and special guest, classical guitarist Barkin Sertkaya.

Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim is one of New Zealand’s leading professional recorder players. As an Early Music specialist, his areas of expertise include Renaissance consort, high Baroque solo, and high Baroque chamber repertoire. However, his performing and composing repertoire extends well beyond the boundaries of historical music performance and into the contemporary and the experimental genres.

Kevin studied the recorder with David Coomber, and Electronic Music composition with John Elmsly at the University of Auckland and completed Master of Music with First Class Honours in 2007 in Performance Early Music Recorder. While still a student in New Zealand, he performed with professional Early Music groups ‘Extempore’ and the ‘Age of Discovery Chamber Orchestra’. He collaborated with John Elmsly for performances of Electronic music in numerous concerts. Kevin is a an active member of Auckland composer collective ‘The Committee’ where he composes and performs.

After completing his studies at the University of Auckland, Kevin moved to The Netherlands to further his studies of the recorder with Daniël Brüggen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. During his time away of almost 5 years, he made his professional debut outside New Zealand in 2008, appearing as a soloist with the Korean Early Music Group ‘Musica Glorifica’ led by Jacques Ogg in Seoul, Korea. He was also a member of the professional recorder quartet ‘Consort Mirabile’, who gave their maiden professional performance in April 2011.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2012, Kevin has enjoyed performing as a soloist in numerous live and recorded concerts with a variety of groups, including the Age of Discovery, NZ Barok, Auckland Choral, Handel Consort and Quire, the Karlheinz Company, and The Committee. He has also performed for NZ Opera, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, in project groups, Le trio des Paupières Espiègles (Baroque Trio), and The Sweet Siffler Band (Renaissance Trio), and has been a guest performer at Sounding Tiritiri Matangi. As a free improviser, he performs regularly in improvised music concerts and settings, including Vitamin S, and he is currently working with Phil Dadson, and Rui Inaba in the project group ‘Gut, Wire, and Wind’. As a composer, he has written several pieces for the recorder, including his signature piece ‘Variations on Arirang’ (traditional Korean song), which was composed for the Talent of Korea Gala Concert 2016.

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