Cello and Piano Performance by Kim Cook and Melody Quah

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Cello and Piano Performance by Kim Cook and Melody Quah

December 4, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

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Kim Cook has performed as a soloist in 30 countries and has toured as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Fanfare Magazine praised her “glorious sound”, and Gramophone critics described her playing as “eloquent”. Her recordings include 10 concertos, a CD of solo premieres for NAXOS and four solo sonatas. A graduate of Yale and the University of Illinois, Cook was principal cellist of the São Paulo Symphony and taught at New Mexico State prior to her appointment at Penn State, where she is Distinguished Professor of Music. She lives in State College with her husband Peter Heaney, Professor of Geosciences.

Described as a “poet with titanium fingers” by the Vancouver Sun, Dr. Melody Quah has performed in her native Malaysia as well as across Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America. Quah’s career encompasses a wide range of activities — recitalist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, educator, adjudicator, and masterclass clinician. She has appeared in recital at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, and as chamber musician at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre.

In 2020, Quah was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at Penn State University. Quah holds degrees from the Vancouver Academy of Music, The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and Peabody Conservatory.

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December 4, 2020
9:00 pm