Around thirteen years ago, a little boy in Iowa started playing the violin because of his mother. He would soon move to Logan, Utah and attend Logan High. David Kim, a senior, is one of the seven musicians performing in the annual Concerto Night at Logan High. This will be Kim’s second time showcasing his skills, and he will be playing “Winter” by Vivaldi on the violin.
Along with Kim’s performance, six other musicians played: Raymond Li (violist), Nalani Mattias (vocalist), Kristina Carter (vocalist), Emma Cardon (cellist), Christina Blanchard (pianist), and Sam Armstrong (wind player). These talented artists took the LHS auditorium stage on February 8, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 PM.
"If I were to describe myself while I’m playing, I’d like to be considered as a romantic and a crowd pleaser."
Kim said, “If I were to describe myself while I’m playing, I’d like to be considered as a romantic and a crowd pleaser.”
That is why his favorite piece to play is “Gypsy Airs” by the Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate, Which he played in last year’s Concerto Night. Kim likes this composition due to how challenging it is and how it showcases his skills when playing it. Although he plays with stellar technique and a lot of emotion, Kim is mostly worried about pleasing the crowd.
After the performance Kim explained how he felt about what he had just done on the stage. He responded swiftly, “I still get a little nervous every time I perform, but I think it went really well.”
Kim, along with the other soloists, did a fantastic job representing the Logan Music Department.
Those who did not attend Concerto Night who still want to see Kim play, can catch him performing in the lobby of the Logan Regional Hospital. Every Thursday from 3:30-4:00 p.m. when he volunteers. There he plays soothing music to help ease the tension and raise the spirits of those listening. Kim first started playing there a year ago and has enjoyed it ever since.