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TFC To Hold Benefit Chamber Concert

Toccoa Falls College will be holding a benefit chamber concert on Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 in the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Theater.  Admission is free, however donations will benefit the TFC Music department.  This year’s concert will feature three world-renowned musicians.

Dr. Youngmi Kim is an accomplished interpreter of early music and has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony, Flint Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Lebanon Symphony, and Louisville Bach Society. She frequently performed with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, notably with conductor, James Judd. Dr. Kim was also featured as soprano soloist in Brahms’s German Requiem with the Seoul Philharmonic under the direction of maestro Myung-Whun Chung.  Youngmi Kim is an Assistant Professor of Music and Vocal Department Coordinator at Georgia College.

Dr. You Ju Lee is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and an accomplished pianist who has won numerous awards and performed recitals in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Press reviews of her recent concerts stated, “Pianist You Ju Lee is a remarkable soloist, and she brought clear, defined sonorous contour to Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.449” and “Lee’s playing reflects a beautiful sense of style, great accuracy and fine feeling for music” from her Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York. “You Ju Lee’s CD entitled Chopin: Selected Piano Works is a wonderfully expressive recording, superb interpretation, and flawless technique are captivating. Her playing is exceptionally strong, forthright, and tonally beautiful, with elegant and poetic phrasing throughout.” Dr. Lee serves as Professor of Music (piano) at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia

Canadian flutist Todd Skitch, newly appointed Second Flute of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, started his orchestral career with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 1997 after completing degrees at both the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal where his principal teachers were Timothy Hutchins and Nora Shulman.

Todd’s distinguished career as a teacher and symphony musician includes many credits such as the IRIS Orchestra (an original member since 2000) with Michael Stern, Bellingham Festival of Music, Memphis Chamber Music Society, Tanglewood, Kent/Blossom (Maurice Sharp Award for outstanding flute applicant), Spoleto and the National Repertory Orchestra. In Memphis, between concerts, he specialized in preparing young flutists for the Youth Symphony, All-State competitions, and college auditions. Mr. Skitch has been heard on CBC Radio-Canada, WKNO Memphis and as a soloist with both the Memphis Symphony and IRIS Orchestra. Mr. Skitch joins the Atlanta Chamber Players in concert as well as Kennesaw State University as Artist-in-Residence.