About Adrienne and Nic
Pianist Adrienne Kim has performed in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.
Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's two-year residency program for emerging young artists. She is the pianist of the Alcott Trio and a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-Op, a new creative performance collaborative based in New York City. She performs regularly as a member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble and has performed with the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, New York Chamber Ensemble, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Society for New Music, the Skaneateles Festival, and was the resident pianist of the Seal Bay Festival for American Chamber Music in Maine for 15 years.
With the West End Chamber Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency. She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records and has other recordings on the Albany and Centaur labels. This season, she has two new recordings being released: solo and chamber works of Finnish composer, Ilari Kaila, with the Aizuri Quartet and Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, and the Ives and Archduke trios with her trio, the Alcott Trio.
Ms. Kim teaches at Mannes College, The New School, in the Prep and College divisions. She served as head of the Piano Department in the Prep division and is currently the Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division where she trains the Teaching Fellows. She was Affiliate Artist at Syracuse University and was on the Concert Artist Faculty at Kean University in New Jersey, and taught at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont for 12 summers.
Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and earned her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Leon Fleisher.
Composer Nicolas Scherzinger (b. 1968) has received awards and commissions from ASCAP, SOCAN, the Barlow Endowment, the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Eastman School of Music, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia, as well as in Taiwan and China. Recently, his works have been premiered or performed at such venues as the International Viola Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the International Double Reed Conference, the Aspen Music Festival, the International Gaudeamus New Music Festival, the Seal Bay Festival, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Many distinguished artists have performed his works, including John Graham, Bradley Lubman, Joseph Lulloff, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Ethos Percussion, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Meridian Phase II and Sequitur. He has had works broadcast on WCNY, WBFO and CBC RadioTwo, and recorded on Raven Compact Disks and Innova Recordings. He is a member of ASCAP, the College Music Society, and the American Composers Forum, and his works are published by ScherziMusic Press (www.scherzimusic.com).
He is currently associate professor of composition at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, is a member of the composition faculty at Mannes Prep, the New School for Music, and is composer-in-residence at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. He has taught lessons and courses in composition, theory and analysis, orchestration, improvisation, music history and electronic music. In addition to his work as a professional composer and educator, he is active as a performer of improvisatory works for saxophone and interactive computer. Scherzinger received a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (1995-2000), and a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from Western Washington University (1986-1991).
He has studied composition with Roger Briggs, David Liptak, Augusta Read Thomas, Christopher Rouse, Allan Schindler, and Joseph Schwantner. He currently lives in Bronx, New York with his wife, pianist Adrienne Kim, and their son.