Ji-Eun Kang, piano
Concert Date: Friday February 2, 2007, 7pm; Korean Cultural Service New York
Program: Schumann Arabesque, op. 18; Mozart Piano Sonata in a minor, K. 310; Rachmaninoff Etude Tableaux op. 39, no. 9; Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello; Shostakovich Cello Sonata in d minor; Chopin Polonaise Brillante in C Major, op. 3
Artists: Na-Young Baek, cello; Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano; Ji-Eun Kang, piano
Biography: Praised as " Lyrical and superb pianist" by Washington Post and “Mastery Pianist with a huge palette of colors and gestures at her disposal” by San Francisco Classical Voice, Ms. Ji-Eun Kang’s international concert appearances have been at such venues like Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, United Nations, Alice Tully Hall, Concerti il Cocumella Series in Sorrento, Italy, Seoul Arts Center Grand Hall and Sejong Cultural Center. Ms. Kang was a resident artist at the Aspen, Music Academy of the West, TCU/Cliburn, Gilmore Keyboard International Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival and the famed Wilhelm Kempff Beethoven Interpretation Course in Positano, Italy. Her upcoming engagements for 2007 season will be a recital with violinist Chee-Yun, a concert with Penn Sinfonietta, her return engagement to the Old First Series in San Francisco with all-Beethoven program and solo recitals in Philadelphia and Seoul, Korea. As a chamber musician, Ms. Kang is a founding member of the Adorno Ensemble and the Rose of Sharon Artists and she is invited by the Quad City Arts Festival to present chamber music workshops and concerts in 2007 season. Ms. Kang is the top prize winner of the international competitions like Washington, Olga Koussevitzky, Chopin-Koszciuszko, TCU Cliburn/Fort Worth Symphony Soloist Competition, Korea Music Foundation 's Debut Recital Award, Seoul Arts Center’s Rising Star Recital Award, Seoul Chamber Music Competition and Joong-Ang Music Competition. She received degrees from the Juilliard School (BM (1996)), (MM (1998)) and has a Doctor of Musical Degrees as a full fellowship fellow of the Michigan State University (2003) and studied with Kyung Sook Lee, Abbey Simon, Maria Curcio Diamond and Yong-Hi Moon. As well as teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Kang also serves as a faculty at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.