No, not her

Read the name again. This is Kim Kashkashian, sixty-seven today, a virtuoso violist who performs in concert and teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Kim Kashkashian at work

Kim Kashkashian still at work

Kim Kashkashian at the Recording Academy

In 2013, Kim Kashkashian won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, for a collection of viola works by György Kurtág and György Ligeti. In this session, she plays several short works by Kurtág, still active at ninety-three, and offers some brief autobiographical exposition.

Oh, and about that Other Person?

“People actually realize that I’m not that person, but they look at my credit card at a store and say, ‘Oh, you’re not Kim Kardashian, are you?’ It’s been happening for years.”

I can believe that.

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