Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions YuEun Kim and Ines Thomé met in 2013 when they both had just moved to the US, YuEun from Korea and Ines from Germany, serendipitously finding themselves as housemates in an old Victorian building in Los Angeles. Both studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, they immediately connected through their love of chamber music and good Korean food.

February 12, 3:00 pm

  • Béla Bartók
    Romanian Folk Dances
  • Robert Beaser
    Mountain Songs
  • Niccolò Paganini
    Centone di Sonate, Op.64, No.1
  • Franz Schubert
    Die Forelle (The Trout)
  • German traditional
    Weisst Du wieviel Sternlein stehen?
  • Korean traditional
    Rocky Island & Quaejina ChingChing Nane
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Histoire du Tango

Guitar and violin have a rich tradition as folk instruments. This program features music with popular influences showcasing the versatility of our instruments. The listener can look forward to songs and dances that will invite you to hum along and move your feet. Beautiful Italian melodies, flowing songs from the USA, passionate dances from Argentina, enchanting songs from Germany, dreamy melodies from Korea, and fierce rhythms from Romania will come together and take the listener away into a magical sound world.

“A truly magical experience for everyone!”
–Anne Manganero, Pamlico Music Society

“Violinist YuEun Kim and guitarist Ines Thome captivate audiences with their charisma and virtuosity.”
–Muddy River News

“Seeing kids get excited for music and their instruments is a passion of Yu&I. Telling stories with their music, Yu&I gets the kids involved with dancing, singing, and clapping along with the music.”
-Jean Schreiber Management