Pianist Linda King and violinist Krzysztof Zimowski will join forces in a recital of music for violin and piano, and solo piano, on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Kennedy Hall on the NMHU campus. They will play music by Wieniawski, Schubert, Chopin, and Beethoven, including the famous “Moonlight” Piano Sonata.
The “Moonlight” Sonata is Beethoven’s most popular composition and the first movement has been recorded more than 80 times. Beethoven did not call this renowned sonata by the title “Moonlight. “ After his death, a music critic began using the name, because he thought the music reminded him of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland; and it must be a good description, because it has been in continuous use ever since. Linda and Krzysztof will also play the “Spring” Sonata by Beethoven.
They will conclude the program with a piece of Hungarian gypsy music by the distinguished Hungarian violinist and teacher Jeno Hubay, who lived from 1858-1937.
Linda King performs frequently as both soloist and in chamber ensembles. For the last eight years, she has been sponsored in a series of annual concerto performances with the Santa Fe Symphony in Las Vegas.
She teaches piano privately in Las Vegas and at NMHU and has taught at the United World College in Montezuma.
She holds degrees in music from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Austin, and has studied with pianists Leonard Shure, Ralph Berkowitz, Jan Drath, and Stefan Bardas.
Krzysztof Zimowski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. He began his musical studies when he was just 6 years old. He received his master’s degree with honors from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, and continued his studies in London.
In 1981 he joined the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and became concertmaster and soloist, touring Europe, South America and the U.S.
He moved to New Mexico in 1986 to play with the NMSO and also formed the Helios String Quartet. He has been concertmaster of the NMSO since 1999, and is also concertmaster and soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. Each summer he performs with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago.
He performed here with Linda in 2006 and 2003, at the Baha’i Center, also sponsored by the LV Arts Council.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, through the Arts Council 425-1085, and from Em Krall.