Gabriel Richard, violin & Mimi Solomon, piano
All-Beethoven program: Sonatas for violin and piano nos. 2, 5, and 9.
Gabriel Richard has been First Violin at the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Violin Soloist at the Opéra de Lyon, and First Violin at the Paris Orchestra, as well as First Violin of the Thymos String Quartet. He tours regularly in Japan, Korea, China, America, and Europe. With the Thymos Quartet, Richard has performed four times at the Paris International String Quartet Biennial and has toured Europe, the USA, Brazil, and Japan. The Quartet's recording of Dvorak on the AVIE label won the Editor's Choice Award from Gramophone magazine in 2012. The Washington Post described the Thymos Quartet's performance at the Kennedy Center as "detailed down to the last atom, and overflowing with human experience." Gabriel Richard is Associate Research Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, where he also teaches in the Music Department's Chamber Music Program.
Mimi Solomon enjoys a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed throughout the United States, China, Japan and Europe, has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Shanghai Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, and Yale Symphony Orchestra. She spends part of every year coaching and performing chamber music at Kinhaven Festival in Vermont, and has taught at Cornell University, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ithaca College.
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