Interview with Katherine Balch

Katherine Balch’s Responding to the Waves will be given its west coast premiere on April 28th and 29th. I spoke with Katie about feeling like a loner, joyful shivers, and Virginia Woolf. There’s a bonus cocktail recipe at the end of the interview for mixology fans!

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Irene Kim
Interview with David Hertzberg

David Hertzberg’s Spectre of the Spheres will be given its west coast premiere on April 28th and 29th. I had the pleasure of corresponding with the Los Angeles native about his eclectic musical background, his haunting work, and bugs.

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Irene Kim
Interview with Gregor Mayrhofer

Gregor Mayrhofer’s Oktett will be given its US premiere alongside Schubert’s Octet in F Major on March 10th and 11th. I caught him just after he attended a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie, where he is an assistant conductor to Sir Simon Rattle. No big deal.

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Irene Kim
Interview with Nina Shekhar

The west coast premiere of Nina Shekhar’s solo cello piece, Cajón, will be given on March 10th and 11th. I had a chance to speak with Nina about her studies in composition and chemical engineering, her search for self-identity between her American and Indian backgrounds, and of course, about her exciting work.

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Irene Kim