Pianist Juyeon Kang to present recital

Pianist Juyeon Kang to present recital
The Department of Music at The University of South Dakota will present guest pianist Juyeon Kang in recital Friday evening, April 7 at 8 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Kang is described by Natalya Antonova, distinguished professor at the Eastman School of Music, as a pianist of "formidable technique and exquisite sound." She has appeared extensively as soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad, including Spain, Finland, Italy and Korea. She launched a performance career that included her debut solo recital in Boston's Jordan Hall after winning two first prizes in 1998: the Heida Hermann's Young Artists Competition in Connecticut and the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition in South Carolina. The latter led to an invitation to perform at the Embassy of Poland in Washington, D.C., where she presented the Chopin Commemorative Piano Concert on the 150th anniversary of Chopin's death.

Kang's solo appearance with orchestras include South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra (MA), Augusta Symphony Orchestra (GA), and Korean Symphony Orchestra, and her performances have been aired on television in Korea and on National Public Radio in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia and South Carolina.

A native of Korea, Kang earned a doctor of musical arts in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She also received the prestigious Artist Diploma in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she was on the faculty in the college division.

In 2003, she was appointed assistant professor of music at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, where she teaches private piano, class piano, music theory lab, and coordinates the accompanist program.

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