Kimberly Dunn is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising female acts in the Texas music scene. If you’ve ever caught one of her live shows, you know her passion and excitement for what she does is clearly evident in her unique blend of southern rock and country. Whether she’s rocking out to a guitar-laced foot-stomper, or swaying with her eyes closed as she belts out a slow love ballad, you can often find her fully engulfed in the music; giving in completely to the moment and song.
From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.