March 26-27: Recital to Feature Acclaimed Pianist Juyeon Kang
Pianist Dr. Juyeon Kang, a concert artist and educator who has performed and conducted master classes extensively on four continents and in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in Kresge Recital Hall accompanied by Beverly Gibson on clarinet and Kathryn Hufnagel on cello. Kang will also hold a free Master Class at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, also in Kresge. Both events are free and open to the public.
Dr. Kang, who currently serves as associate professor of Music at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, 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 and the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition. 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.
Dr. Kang has also appeared as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been aired on television in Korea and on National Public Radio in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio and Iowa.
A native of South Korea, Dr. Kang holds degrees in piano performance and literature, as well as in pedagogy of music theory from the Eastman School, Rochester, N.Y. and she received the prestigious Artist Diploma in piano performance from The New England Concervatory of Music, Boston, Mass."