The following is from the Oct. 27, 2007, edition of The Dallas Morning News

Chee-Yun bows as SMU artist-in-residence

The Dallas Morning News

Chee-Yun does play slow movements, and plays them very beautifully. But in conversation she's all Allegro con brio.

That energy, together with a significant international concert career, helped land the petite Korea-born violinist a place as artist-in-residence at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts. On Sunday, she opens the school's 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series at Caruth Auditorium.

Accompanied by pianist Annie Lin, Chee-Yun will play the Violin Sonata of César Franck and the Introduction and Rondo capriccioso of Saint-Saëns. She'll be joined by former student Ordabek Duissen in a suite by Moritz Moszkowski and by a student string quartet in pieces by Giulio Caccini and Georgy Sviridov.

Other recitalists on the series will be Joaquín Achúcarro (Nov. 16), Andres Diaz (Feb. 2), Alessio Bax (March 1) and Sa Chen (April 11).

"Chee-Yun Kim" says the sign by the door of her studio, in the basement of the Owen Fine Arts Center. But like another Asia-born violinist, Midori, she performs under just her given name.

"Like Cher and Madonna," she says with a laugh.

The one-name idea came from an early manager, Susan Wadsworth.

"She said, 'There are so many Kims out there, people will get confused and never remember your name. How about if we just go with Chee-Yun?' "

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