Faculty/Student Chamber Music Recital Simin Ganatra, violin, and Sung-Mi Im, piano; with student chamber players
Faculty/Student Chamber Music Recital
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sung-Mi Im, piano
with student chamber players (to be announced)
Repertoire to be announced
About the Artists
Simin Ganatra (violin)
Simin Ganatra is professor of practice (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a member of the Pacifica Quartet, the school's quartet-in-residence.
She is the recipient of several awards, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and first prizes in the Union League of Chicago Competition, the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Minnesota Sinfonia Competition, and the Schubert Club Competition. Ganatra has studied with Idell Low, Robert Lipsett, and Roland and Almita Vamos. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she was concertmaster of the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra and recipient of the Louis Kaufman Prize for outstanding performance in chamber music. She was previously on the faculties of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and the University of Chicago.
Sung-Mi Im (piano)
A native of Korea, Sung-Mi Im began her piano studies at the age of three with her mother. After making a successful debut with Daegu Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, she continued her studies at Seoul National University and Boston University, where she received a Dean's Scholarship and a master's degree in performance.
She has won numerous competitions, such as the Dong-A Newspaper Competition, Ye-Um Chamber Music Competition in Korea, and the Kahn Award in Boston. Tony Han and Kwi-Hyun Kim were among her teachers.
Appearing in many international festivals, she has won praises from audiences and critics alike from Kusatsu Music Festival, Moon Beach Festival in Japan, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Sitka Music Festival in Alaska, Bargemusic in New York, Tucson Chamber Music Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, among others.
Solo and chamber music recitals in London, Montreal, Dallas, Seoul and New York; appearances with orchestras in Korea and with the Jupiter Symphony in New York City were met with much acclaim.
She has taught piano at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and is currently teaching chamber music at Indiana University.