|Akiko Kobayashi '07 will perform in concerts in Scarsdale and Elmsford in May (AK photos)|
Violinist Akiko Kobayashi '07 will perform works from Prokofiev, Bethoveen, Schumann and Telemann in concerts this spring in Westchester. On Sunday, May 18 at 2 pm, pianist Eric Siepkes will join her for a concert at the Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford. On Thursday, May 22 at 1 pm, she will appear at the Scarsdale Public Library. The concerts are open to the public.
A Scarsdale native, Kobayashi returns to Westchester after performing with pianist Siepkes in Cold Spring last summer. At Yale, she majored in biology and music and performed in the Yale Symphony Orchestra. At the Manhattan School of Music, she earned a master's in music in classical violin. She released a CD with Siepkes in 2012, performing works from Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart.
Kobayashi performed at the Nicholas Roerich Museium with Siepkes in March and at St. Peter's Church in New York last November.
She helped establish the Annie Le Memorial Fellowship in honor of the late Yale medical and doctorate student who was murdered in 2009. (A Yale lab technician pleaded guilty to charges and was sentenced). Kobayashi organized a benefit concert in April, 2010, in Le's honor at St. Peter's Church in New York.
She has a clear, attractive sound and a warm personality, which is amply reflected in her performance.…Curtis Macomber, Professor of Violin, Manhattan School of Music - See more at: http://www.akikokobayashi.net/epktestimonials/#sthash.6iX2QdlV.dpuf
She has a clear, attractive sound and a warm personality, which is amply reflected in her performance.…Curtis Macomber, Professor of Violin, Manhattan School of Music - See more at: http://www.akikokobayashi.net/epktestimonials/#sthash.6iX2QdlV.dpufCurtis Macomber, a professor of violin at the Manhattan School of Music, has described her as having a "clear, attractive sound and a warm personality, which is reflected in her performance."
The Greenburgh Library is located at 300 Tarrytown Rd. The Scarsdale Library is at 54 Olmstead Rd.