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Arts / Entertainment

Vituoso Series presents CSU's Claude Sim on violin

February 9, 2009

Claude Sim, violin, joined by Natalia Sim, piano, performs Mozart's Adagio K261, Beethoven's Spring Sonata op. 24, works by Brahms, Debussy, and Wieniawski.

Claude Sim, violin
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
$10, $5/CSU students, $5/youth (ages 6-17)
Buy tickets or call (970) 491-4TIX

Favorite composers

“I am thrilled to present a violin recital featuring some of my very favorite composers, and am particularly excited to share this music in CSU’s world class performance venue, Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall,” comments Sim.

More about faculty member Claude Sim

Claude Sim has been the Associate Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony since 1999. He frequently appears as soloistwith the orchestra. The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News have praised his “lustrous tone and poise,” calling his performances “impressive.” He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Greg Fulkerson, Almita Vamos, and Roland Vamos.

An active chamber musician, he has been a guest first violinist of the critically acclaimed Miró String Quartet. He has also collaborated as violist with the Pacifica Quartet, and has presented chamber music concerts and masterclasses across the United States. Claude is a frequent guest artist at the Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Additionally, he is a substitute violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Among his diverse musical interests is his passion for Argentine tango. He has been a member of Extasis, a tango band frequently praised for their uncompromising approach in bridging classic tango with a modern sound. Their first album in production includes works by Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, among others.

Claude also has a studio recording to his credit, titled “Time With You”. This CD of classic jazz standards features Dave Hanson, Ron Bland, Todd Reid, and special guest trumpeter Greg Gisbert. Claude enjoys playing at local Denver jazz clubs, including Dazzle and El Chapultepec.

Meet the Artist Reception following concert

All Virtuoso Series concerts are followed by “Meet the Artist” receptions where you have the opportunity to mingle with other patrons and meet the musicians, while enjoying dessert breads, coffee, and tea provided by our sponsors, Great Harvest Bread Co., Mugs Coffee Lounge, and Whole Foods Market.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603