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BISTRO MUSIC SERIES: GLENN GOULD SCHOOL - "Compositions for Piano & Clarinet"

BISTRO MUSIC SERIES: GLENN GOULD SCHOOL - "Compositions for Piano & Clarinet"

Friday April 4, 2014, 6 - 9 pm

Bistro Music Series | Co-presented with à la Carte Kitchen Inc.



The Gardiner Museum and Chef Simon Kattar of à la Carte Kitchen Inc present the Bistro Music Series, an exciting new food and music series featuring a sumptuous culinary experience and a musical program with performances by some of Toronto’s best musicians.

Join us for an evening of classical music performed by two talented, emerging musicians - Esther Sang Mi Kim (piano) and Brandon Cherwin (clarinet).  Featuring works by Aaron Copland, Pierre Sancan and Robert Schumann, Chef Simon Kattar will create an inspired menu to match.  Compositions by Mozart and Chopin will also be performed throughout the evening.


Price is inclusive of taxes for food. Gratuities on services is excluded. Excludes beverages and extra items ordered and corresponding taxes and gratuity. Price is per person per dinner.


Smoked salmon & Buttermilk Potato Pancakes (Buttermilchgetzen)
Buttermilk potato pancakes originated in the Ore Mountain region (Erzgebirge) in Saxony

Alongside of smoked salmon they are the perfect combination with horseradish cream


Lyon-Style Chicken Dijon
Classic Supreme of chicken breast in a Dijon mustardy sauce —thickened with tangy crème fraîche with potato croquettes
Baked Ratatouille


Copland, cheese cake with fresh fruits


Esther Sang mi Kim

From the studio of John Perry and David Louie

Recipient of The Gertrude Thompson Memorial Piano Scholarship, The Emily Tedd Scholarship/Bursary, The Pierre Souvairan Scholarship, The Margaret Parsons-Poole and Clifford Poole Scholarship, The Frances Carlisle Moran Scholarship, The Gordon Kushner Piano Scholarship, The Madeline M. Field Piano Scholarship, The B.H. Carman Memorial Scholarship, The Margaret Miller Brown Memorial Scholarship, The William Henry Craig Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

Ms Kim was born in Korea, Republic and migrated to Sydney, Australia at the age of ten.

She started piano and violin at the age of five, and at the age of seven, Esther had a privilege to study as an academy student at the ‘Seoul Arts Centre’. She continued her music education with Professor Nikolai Evrov and Professor Margaret Hair at the Sydney Conservatory of Music.

After graduating with her secondary schools education with a Full Tuition scholarship from the top private school in Sydney, Australia; Ravenswood School for girls, Esther is currently in third year studying under Professor John Perry and David Louie.

She is widely building her career as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. She holds the Associate and Licentiate Diploma in Performance. She won numerous awards, scholarships, and concert tours in Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, and Czech Republic.



From the studio of Joaquin Valdepeñas

American clarinetist Brandon Cherwin's recent engagements include numerous concerts in the New York City and New England area, including at the MATA Interval Series, at I/O Fest, and at the Tribeca New Music, DUMBO Arts, Xperimental <3, and Moving Sounds Festivals. Brandon has performed concertos with the Johnson City Symphony in Tennessee, with a conductor-less chamber orchestra at the Banff Centre, and with Contemporaneous, a new music ensemble based in New York.

In the 2012-2013 season, Brandon premiered solo pieces by both Kaija Saariaho and Sean Hickey, as well as chamber works by Pasqual Corrado, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Ryan Chase, Elizabeth Ogonek, and Dylan Mattingly. Additionally, Brandon was an artist-in-residence at both the Cell Theatre in New York City, and at Williams College in Massachusetts.

Brandon has been a participant in the New York String Orchestra Seminar, with performances at Carnegie Hall, the Sarasota Music Festival, in programs at the Banff Centre and Brevard Music Center, and was selected to perform with the Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Brandon studied previously with Alan Kay and Mark Nuccio at the Manhattan School of Music, and with Richard Hawkins at the Oberlin Conservatory.

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