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.
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.