With a respected technical excellence and a reputation for being creatively daring, Jennifer Koh has become an internationally renowned violinist. Her album, “String Poetic,” was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Known for reimagining similarly constructed songs to revive past compositions, Koh will perform a number of works in her first visit to Memorial Hall.
Staff writer Abby Gerdes sat down with Koh to discuss art, outreach and the experience of performing solo.
Daily Tar Heel: Describe what it feels like to be on stage alone.
Time: 7:30 p.m. today
Location: Memorial Hall
Jennifer Koh: This program, it’s one of the most naked programs possible … but it’s also one of the most intimate journeys you can take with an audience, and there is something really beautiful about that.
DTH: You’ve played in a multitude of symphonies. How is a solo performance different for you?