For the Record, Op. 182: Elena Urioste and Tom Poster; Shea-Kim Duo

January 7, 2022, 2:06 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Tom Poster and Elena Urioste
Pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste.

From Brighton to Brooklyn
Elena Urioste, violin
Tom Poster, piano

From the married couple whose Jukebox videos kept us entertained during the worst of the pandemic, here is a new album that celebrates the British and American backgrounds of pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste, as well as their mutual fascination with the music of each other's home country. It includes works by Benjamin Britten, Amy Beach, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price , Aaron Copland, Paul Schoenfeld, and Frank Bridge. "All the pieces by English and American composers on this recording deserve to be heard far more often than they are: none would be considered core repertoire, yet every one of them captivates through its composer’s distinctive voice," Urioste said. BELOW: Excerpts and interviews with Elena and Tom about their album.

The Sound and Fury
Shea-Kim Duo
Brendan Shea, violin
Yerin Kim, piano

"Between the deep, majestic fjords of Edvard Grieg, the emotional turbulence of Leos Janacek, and the joy and love of Antonin Dvorak, we found a program that reflects the full spectrum we see in ourselves, and our stories," said violinist Brendan Shea and pianist Yerin Kim in the liner notes for their new album. Kim is Assistant Professor of Piano at the Central Washington University and Shea is concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and together as the Shea-Kim Duo they are founders and directors of a sensory-friendly concert series that brings high quality chamber music to children and adults with autism in New York, St. Louis, and South Bend, Indiana; and they are also co-founders of the Chamber Orchestra Intensive at Indiana University. BELOW: Excerpts from the album.

If you have a new recording you would like us to consider for inclusion in our Thursday "For the Record" feature, please e-mail Editor Laurie Niles. Be sure to include the name of your album, a link to it and a short description of what it includes.

You might also like:

* * *

We wanted you to read this article before we make our newsletter pitch, unlike so many other websites. If you appreciate that — and our efforts to promote excellence in string playing, teaching, performance and community — please click here to sign up for our free, bi-weekly email newsletter. And if you've already signed up, please invite your friends! Thank you.


This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music Shopping Guide Shopping Guide

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Anne Cole Violin Maker
Anne Cole Violin Maker

Miroirs CA Classical Music Journal
Miroirs CA Classical Music Journal

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Classic Violin Olympus

Coltman Chamber Music Competition

Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Jargar Strings


Violin Lab



Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine