• May 13, 2024

Pitnarry Shin

Pitnarry Shin

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We’re looking forward to our summer festival! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce each artist performing in our 36th season. Cellist Pitnarry Shin will play on July 24th, 26th, and 28th.

Praised in Strad magazine for her beautiful tone and passionate interpretations in her New York debut recital at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Shin has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and her native Korea, performing with orchestras and at international festivals. A recipient of a Fulbright Grant to Germany, she was guest Co-Principal Cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra and Acting Principal of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She currently serves as an artistic director of the Bakken Ensemble and plays cello with the Minnesota Orchestra.

During her KCMF debut this summer, she will play a range of repertoire: from Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major to Ittai Rosenbaum’s Quintet for Mandolin and String Quartet. She’ll join violinist – and her husband – Kyu-Young Kim for Erwin Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello. 

Meet Pitnarry!

How do you handle nerves before performing?
A. A good slow warm up on my instrument, lots of stretching/breathing and a moment right before I get on stage to think about what excites me about the piece I’m about to play.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
I have a bad case of vertigo but I would love to overcome it and do an amazing hike one day with my family and enjoy the view.

What do you always bring with you when you travel?
My stretch band, a good mask, and a good book.

Favorite quote/personal life motto:
Told to me by my favorite 7th grade science teacher: “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and I gotta do what I gotta do”\

What is a little known fact about you?
In my spare time, I’m either reading or watching a good true crime story.

Best advice you have ever received:
Don’t ever sell yourself short and be kind to yourself.

What’s your favorite type of food?
Korean!

What piece of music never fails to move you?
Glen Gould’s 1st Goldberg Variations recording