Violinist Kim Angelis performs at David Walley’s |

Violinist Kim Angelis performs at David Walley’s

Staff Reports

Violin virtuoso and composer Kim Angelis will perform in concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort.

Angelis is an internationally acclaimed violinist whose music is built on a solid classical foundation, but the inspiration flows freely from the Romany Diaspora of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Spain.

Angelis’ music has been featured on network TV, PBS, NPR, and during the 2000 Olympics, when world champion gymnast Kui Yuanyuan of China used her music for her floor exercise.

For 10 years, Angelis’ first CD, “Violin Voyager,” resided on the Taiwanese Billboard charts. The film “Sweet Nothings” features her music, which was nominated for Best Original Score by the California Independent Film Society and Best Score by the International Independent Film Tour. Her 1996 CD, “Esperanza,” was selected as a “Choice Recording” by Strings magazine and received a nomination by Just Plain Folks for Best Instrumental Album. Kim’s 2005 release, “Gypsy’s Odyssey,” made Top Ten lists from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Herford, Germany. In 2007, her song, “Zingaro!” won Global Rhythm Magazine’s international songwriting competition. In 2009, the violinist’s music was once again heard throughout the international sports scene, as Junior World Champion gymnast Amelia Racea of Romania performed her floor routines to an Angelis recording. Currently, Angelis is releasing a new CD, “The Prophecy,” which has been described as, “beautiful, a burst of sunshine.”

At the David Walley’s concert, gypsy-inspired guitarist Josef Gault will accompany Angelis. Gault, who is married to Angelis, is well-known for his ability to follow the violinist’s every nuance. The music will include selections from Angelis’ new CD, as well as favorites from previous recordings.

Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Gault or Angelis at (503) 325-8912 or visit