Jon Kimura Parker
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
2008 — Week 13
Requiem, Op. 66
Peter Wiley, Eric Kim, Joshua Gindele, cello; Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Despite playing a cello with the nickname of "Goofy," cellist Peter Wiley is both quite serious about his craft and sincerely grateful for the good things that this instrument has brought into his life.
All cellists grow up with David Popper's book of Etudes, but rarely do three cellists like Peter Wiley, Eric Kim and Josh Gindele have the chance to perform this beautiful piece of music. In this clip, Peter Wiley describes the work, and talks a little about the instruments which he, Eric, and Josh used for the performance.
As the cellist for the acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet, Peter Wiley has seen his share of festivals and performance venues. When Producer, Louise Frank, asked him to share his feelings about what makes the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival stand out among the rest, Peter said for him it was the unique blend of nature and culture… and being in town during Indian Market.
In this clip Jon Nakamatsu tells Louise Frank why he loves performing at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
At the age of four, pianist Jon Nakamatsu fell in love with the piano. Here's Jon to tell the story.
Eric Kim has been the Principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony since 1989, and starting in fall 2009 he'll join the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Playing chamber music in Santa Fe remains near and dear to his heart as he explains in this brief clip.
Trio in a minor, op. 50 for piano, violin, and cello (In memory of a Great Artist)
Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano
We have next Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in a minor, opus 50, which the composer Tchaikovsky wrote the Piano Trio in a minor, opus 50 in homage to Nicolai Rubenstein, his friend, and a great champion of Tchaikovsky's music. The work bears the subtitle, "In Memory of a Great Artist" and belongs to a long tradition of piano trios in Russia that are, in fact, musical requiems. Here are host Kerry Frumkin, and SFCMF Artistic Director Marc Neikrug talking about the Trio's unusual form and what it all means.
Marc Neikrug, finds that programming a massive work such as Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in a minor, opus 50 can be difficult unless you have the right people to play it. For this performance the violinist is Pinchas Zukerman, the cellist is Gary Hoffman, and the pianist is Jon Kimura Parker.