USC Thornton alumni Tae Yeon Lim (DMA ’15, piano) and Joseph Mendoes (BM ’04, cello) are featured on a new CD released by Toccata Classics. The album, Joachim Raff: Complete Music for Cello and Piano, marks the first time the complete cello and piano catalog of the 19th Century German-Swiss composer has been presented in its entirety. The recording features Raff’s Two Romances, Op. 182, Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 86, Duo, Op. 59, and Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 183.
Lim has appeared as a concerto soloist across the world and received the Special Award at the MPE Loeb Competition. An active recitalist, Mendoes was awarded the USC Chamber Music Award in 2004 and currently performs with the Riverside County Philharmonic.