Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a
Banjo and Fiddle
“Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” (Amazing Grace)
Méditation from Thaïs
Pablo de Sarasate
Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Jeffrey DeVault, piano
Violinist David Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, IL, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.
Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2016-17 season include teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Grove City College, Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music; continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the United States and online at the Kahn Academy; recitals, speaking engagements, and appearances with orchestras across the United States; and the annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Philadelphia, where he is also a professor of violin studies.
Mr. Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He also appears internationally at such festivals as Brevard, MasterWorks (US), and Pacific (Japan).
Mr. Kim has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College. His instruments are a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, ca. 1757, on loan from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona, ca. 1754. Mr. Kim resides in a Philadelphia suburb with his wife, Jane, and daughters, Natalie and Maggie. He is an avid runner, golfer, and outdoorsman.
Jeffrey DeVault is a graduate of Temple University, where he received a Master of Music degree in piano performance. In addition to winning various local piano competitions, he was a finalist in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists and the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. He has accompanied various soloists, choirs, and chamber ensembles in the Philadelphia area including world-renowned violinists David Kim and Sarah Chang.
DeVault is the music director and organist at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, PA, where he has conducted large ensembles of major choral works accompanied by musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is currently Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA.