I realized that my program for this year's faculty recital was a bit ambitious, considering now that I and Grace have to fit our 3-month old daughter Tayeon into the equation! Fortunately, between some help from our wonderful student/babysitter and the baby being such angel, I was able to find both find sufficient time for myself to work and play the recital without any disruption. The program included virtuosic solo piece called "Clarinettologia" by Trincanti, "Rigoletto Fantasy" by Verdi/Bassi, Saint-Saëns's Clarinet Sonata, Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock" along with few other small works. The last piece was in collaboration with the soprano Sabrina Laney Warren, whom I first met when she came to sing with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra on Marhler 4th Symphony several years ago.
Since I perform with Grace as a duo all the time, we really enjoy when jointly collaborating with others. This was our first performance of Schubert's much beloved work, and we were all so glad that we moved forward with the idea! The trio will perform again soon at WPLN Nashville Public Radio's Live in Studio C, as well as our appearance at the Beethoven Club of Memphis later in March 2017, thanks to Sabrina's invitation. Looking forward to playing together soon!
Enjoy this brief preview clip from our final run-through of the Schubert: