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A familiar face returns to Neskowin Chamber Music audiences on Sunday, May 19. Pianist Albert Kim presents the final concert of the 25th anniversary season in a concert at 3 p.m. He last performed at Neskowin in 2017.

Kim made his public debut at the age of ten, when he substituted on a day’s notice for an ailing Vladimir Horowitz to give the inaugural performance at Carnegie Hall on the 500,000th Steinway piano. Since then he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, giving recitals at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

He has appeared as soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony, and the Mozart, Bach and Brahms Society Orchestras at Harvard. He has performed world premieres of concerto and chamber works by Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Toshio Hosokawa, and Rivers Cuomo, the lead vocalist of Weezer.

He received his B.A. degree from Harvard and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts, both from the Eastman School of Music. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of Central Missouri.

Some years back, Kim interrupted his musical career to go into aviation. He retains his private pilot’s license and his dream is to own his own airplane.

Tickets at the door are $25. Call 503-965-6499 for more information or check the Neskowin website neskowinchambermusic.org.

Camp Winema is located three miles north of Neskowin just off Highway 101.

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