Noted concert pianist Juyeon Kang to perform March 2 at Beach/Schmidt
02/28/2008

Concert artist and educator Juyeon Kang (pronounced jew-yon kahng) will perform works by Adler, Bach, Liszt, Debussy and Scriabin in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children over 12, and free for FHSU students with Tiger Card and free for children up to 12.

Kang, described by Natalya Antonova, distinguished professor at the Eastman School of Music, as a pianist of "formidable technique and exquisite sound," has performed in countries on four continents, including Canada, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea as well as throughout the United States. She launched her performance career in 1998 after her debut solo recital in Boston's Jordan Hall after winning two first prizes in 1998: the Heida Hermann Young Artists Competition and the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition. The latter led to an invitation to perform at the Polish embassy in Washington, D.C., where she presented the Chopin Commemorative Piano Concert on the 150th anniversary of Chopin’s death.

She earned master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance and literature, and a master's degree in pedagogy of music theory, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where she was also awarded a distinguished performer's certificate. She received the Artist Diploma in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she was on the faculty in the college division.


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