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A Musical Life with Hugh Sung

Pianist Hugh Sung shares stories about making music and what moves our souls. Featuring interviews with musicians from a wide variety of genres, including Classical, Folk, Rock, Jazz, and beyond. Visit http://amusicallife.com for all episodes and show notes. New episodes coming every Monday.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 6, 2015
David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra

David Kim's journey from child prodigy to Tchaikovsky Competition winner to Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster has not been an easy one. In this episode of "A Musical Life", David gives an intimate look at his difficult road to success, and how his faith has sustained and transformed his art.

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VIII Tchaikovsky Competition Documentary:

3:02 David saying how scared and nervous he was
10:55 - David discussing competition
1:02:35 David playing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 3rd movement

Musical Selections

Stravinsky's Pastorale arranged by Leopold Stowkowski with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin

David Kim performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestra (video): https://youtu.be/a3rexdIa3_Q

Sacred Album: 'The Lord Is My Shepherd'

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Additional Links

David Kim Orchestral Institute at Cairn University: http://cairn.edu/davidkim/

The Philadelphia Orchestra: https://www.philorch.org

www.DavidKimViolin.com

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