The world-famous Tesla Quartet with Wonkak Kim will perform at Magness Library on Monday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25.
The quartet was formed at The Julliard School in 2008 and won second place at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music competition only a few months after its inception.
The quartet consists of violinists Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violist Megan Mason and cellist Kimberly Patterson.
Korean-born clarinetist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences around the globe including those in Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Le Louvre in Paris and Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan. A laureate of the Presser Music Award, Kim has received over a dozen international prizes and is often featured with orchestras and ensembles worldwide.
Tesla Quartet won a gold medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Ind., and won third prize in the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition.
The quartet currently holds a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where band members study with the world-renowned Takacs Quartet.
The quartet enjoys a busy performing schedule, both in the United States and abroad, holding concerts in London and Austria.
Kim joined the music faculty at Tennessee Tech University in 2011, where he is assistant professor of clarinet. He is the principal clarinetist of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Cumberland Quintet, the faculty ensemble-in-residency of Tennessee Tech.
Starting the 2012-13 season, Kim was invited to be the principal clarinetist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Georgia. In the summer, he serves on the faculty at the Chapel Hill International Chamber Music Workshop and the Southeast Chamber Music Institute.
Kim is a recipient of many awards including the Presser Music Award in 2010, first prize at the Mary Graham Lasley Competition in 2010, and gold medal at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall in 2008.