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Hee Sung Jang

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Seattle International Piano Competition winner Hee Sung Jang presents a solo concert of works by Haydn, Ravel, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff.

Photo courtesy of Hee Sung Jang

PROGRAM
F. J. Haydn – Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20
M. Ravel – Valses nobles et sentimentales
Wild-Gershwin– Virtuoso Etude
Somebody Loves Me
Embraceable You
I Got Rhythm

S. Rachmaninoff – Sonata No.2 in Bb Minor, Op.36 (Revised version)
Allegro agitato
Lento
Allegro molto

Pianist Hee Sung Jang, born in Korea, received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance from Seoul National University, where she studied with Soo-Jung Shin. She obtained her degrees with an ‘Award of Honor’ by presenting a thesis ‘A Study on the Literary Effects of E. T. A. Hoffmann in Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op.16’. She furthered her studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor working with Arthur Greene, earning a master’s degree with high distinction. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at prestigious venues in her native country, such as the Seoul National University, Mozart Concert Hall, as well as the Ewon Cultural Center and Chugye University of Arts. International performances include the Wiener Summer Music Festival in Austria, the Worthing Theatre in the United Kingdom, Puigcerda Summer Music Festival in Spain, Kuenstlerhaus in Munich, Germany, Steinway Hall in Texas and the Good-shepherd Church in New York. Additionally, she has played in master classes given by renowned artists such as John Perry, Oxana Yablonskaya, Hae-Sun Paik and Barry Snyder. Her recent chamber recital in 2013 is awarded the best chamber music concert of the year 2012-2013 at the University of Texas, Austin. She won the first prize at the Seattle International Piano Competition as well as prizes in the 5 Towns Piano Competition in New York, the American Protégé Competition as well as the Bradshaw and Buono Piano Competition. Recently, she performed the Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D Minor with the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra as part of their “Evenings of Piano Concerti” season. She also had her “Debut Recital” with great success in Munich, German in 2013. Highlights this season will include recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York and at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree as a student of Anton Nel at the University of Texas at Austin, where she recently received an ‘Outside-Achievement Student Award’.

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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