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Chamber Music Masterclass with Nicholas Kitchen, violin, and Yeesun Kim, cello, of the Borromeo String Quartet

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. This masterclass features students in the Advanced Chamber Music class and is made possible by a grant from The Duke Endowment supporting collaborations between Duke Music and The New England Conservatory.

Nicholas Kitchen leads a many-faceted career as violin soloist, chamber musician, educator, video artist, arranger, arts administrator and technology innovator. He is on the Faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and is Artistic Director of the Heifetz International Music Institute. Nicholas has performed in many of the world's great concert halls, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Wigmore Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea, the Dvorak Hall in Prague, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington. In 1989 Nicholas was one of the founding members of Borromeo String Quartet. The Quartet studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where the Borromeo Quartet has now been Faculty Quartet in Residence for nearly 30 years.

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence. Hailed by the New York Times for her "focused intensity" and "remarkable" performances, Kim enjoys worldwide acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. A founding member of the Borromeo String Quartet, Kim has performed in over 20 countries, and in many of the world's most illustrious concert halls and festivals. She currently serves on the faculty of New England Conservatory, in the cello and chamber music departments, and teaches each summer at the Taos School of Music in New Mexico.

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