Kayoung An and Friends Play Bernard Hoffer

Kayoung An, Dan Wions, Kurt Nikkanen, Gil Hoffer, Christian Hinkle, Morningside Heights Chamber Orchestra, David Gilbert

Catalog #: TROY1932
Release Date: June 1, 2023
Format: Digital

Esteemed composer Bernard Hoffer's eighth recording for Albany Records features three works for piano — one with string; another with French horn and violin; and the third with two trumpets. Hoffer is known not only for his chamber and orchestral music but also for music written for films, television, and commercials. He scored the hit children's cartoon series Thundercats and the theme for the PBS News Hour. Winner of the First Prize at the New York International Artists Association Piano Competition and the Silver Award at the Paris International Competition, pianist Kayoung An made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013. She has performed with orchestras both in the United States and abroad. On the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. An studied at the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Colburn Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her collaborators include conductor David Gilbert, violinist Kurt Nikkanen, horn player Dan Wions, and Gil Hoffer and Christian Hinkle, trumpets.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Concerto Grosso for Piano and Strings Bernard Hoffer Kayoung An (piano); Morningside Heights Chamber Orchestra; David Gilbert (conductor)
Trio for French Horn, Violin and Piano Bernard Hoffer Dan Wions (French horn); Kurt Nikkanen (violin); Kayoung An (piano)
2 Over 1 for Two Trumpets and Piano Bernard Hoffer Gil Hoffer (trumpet); Christian Hinkle (trumpet); Kayoung An (piano)

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