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Hendrix to Host Chamber Duo

CONWAY, Ark. (March 6, 2014) – Cellist David Gerstein and violinist Er-Gene Kahng will perform Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix College.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Griebling at 501-450-1249 or

The duo will perform contemporary chamber music as well as a new work for solo cello composed by Hendrix music professor Dr. Karen Griebling.

The program will include:

  • Duo for Violin and Cello by Schulhoff
  • Alpenmusik for Solo Cello by Griebling
  • Duo for Violin and Cello by Martinu  
  • Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodaly

Currently the principal cellist of the Arkansas Symphony and cellist of the Quapaw String Quartet, Gerstein has appeared in concert all over the world, from the stage of Carnegie Hall to the Great Wall of China. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Arkansas and Pine Bluff Symphonies, and performs frequently across the state, earning him the title of “the busiest classical musician in Arkansas” according the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Mr. Gerstein is Co-Artistic Director of the East-West Virtuosi in Ashland, Ore., and in 2014 will join the orchestra at the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival. He is an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music and Rice University.

An associate professor of violin at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Er-Gene Kahng taught at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Conn. Kahng has earned top prizes at The Young Artist Competition (The Philharmonic Society of Arlington, Mass.), The Carmel Music Society Instrumental Competition, The SAI Instrumental Competition (held at Chautauqua, N.Y.), The Fort Collins Symphony Young Artist Competition, the UCLA Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and the R.D. Colburn School’s Orchestra da Camera Concerto Competition.  In addition to being a member of the Fulbright Trio, the resident faculty piano trio at the University of Arkansas, Kahng participates and co-founded the Fulbright Summer Chamber Music festival, a six-week summer chamber music series. In the latter part of the summer, Kahng serves as the violin faculty and 2nd violinist in a string quartet as part of the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Mich.   

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit