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News Blog

2024

My summer festival schedule is now complete, and it’s thrilling to anticipate engaging with prestigious colleagues and talented students at these esteemed events, spanning from the west to the east end of America. There’s much for me to explore.

In addition to conducting masterclasses and offering individual lessons, I’ll be performing solo recitals at renowned events such as Art of Piano, Rebecca Penneys, and Admant. Additionally, I will be collaborating with faculty colleagues for a chamber music concert at Bowdoin.

 

Visit my calendar & explore more about each festival >>

It will be a memorable return for me to play with the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra>> on June 21 at the Incheon Arts Center in Korea. Fifty years ago, in December, I made my debut concert with the same orchestra under the baton of the late Prof. J S Kim. This time, I will be performing Brahms d-minor concerto with Maestro Byung-Wook Lee.

In May, I am looking forward to visiting Europe to give solo recitals at Schloss Gödens in Ostfriesland, Germany (May 17), in the historic Bösendorfer Salon in Vienna (May 21), and in the beautiful Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam (May 22).

 

Before embarking on the European tour, I will be giving a piano master class at the Manhattan School of Music (April 11) and a solo recital and master class for the Abell Master Series at UCLA (May 2) in the United States.

2023

Dec-27-2023

I was honored to give another Bach Goldberg recital at the Seoul Arts Center for its 30th anniversary. On this occasion, I was interviewed by the Korean monthly magazine <Music Journal 12>.

 

Click to view the entire Interview  in Korean 한글>>

Dec-13-2023

I had an honor to give a first recital on the newly purchased Steinway (New York) piano as one of the newest members of the Peabody Cibservatory faculty, at the newly opened Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center Washington DC. I chose J.S. Bach’s timeless Goldberg Variations for this occasion.  

 

Click to learn more about Goldberg-Variations>>

Aug-2-2023 

A return to California after two decades: Artcial International Piano Festival & Competition as a jury & faculty. (San Francisco, Aug 2-5)

Jul-21-2023
Meeting new friends at Chicago International Music Competition & Festival; Jay Hershberg, Daniel Paul Horn, Arthur Green, Alan Chow, Gabor Farkas, Boris Slutsky, Sasha Starcevich, Steven Spooner….  (Festival faculty 2023 CIMC)
Jul-13-2023
First time at Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival as a new faculty (Tampa, FL, July 12-15)
 

May-31-2023

A concert of György Ligeti’s 100th anniversary at SNU Ensemble Academy in the Powerplant of Seoul National University. My student Sunwha Lee performed Ligeti’s Horn Trio with Seoul Philharmonic players Sergei Lee (Horn) & Haesung Choi (Vn) and I performed two of Unsuk Chin’s etudes and the last sonata of Franz Schubert, the favorite and most meaningful work for Ligeti and also for me. Another my proud student, Dr. Jung-Eun Yoon gave insightful talks about Ligeti and wrapped up the event with Ligeti’s etude ‘arc en ciel’ most beautifully. My memorable farewell concert for SNU –

May-3-2023

Lovely 3 day-visit to HongKong Academy for Performing Arts to give piano master classes for young talents!   

Mar-13-2023

It is always a huge delight and honor to visit Guildhall School of Music & Drama and to give a masterclass.

Mar-26-2023
Serving as the president of the jury at Epinal International Piano Competition in France. (March 17-26) The jury included Alvaro Teixeira Lopes, Vardan Mamikonian, Isabelle Dubuis, Konrad Elser, Dina Yoffe, Serhiy Salov.

Feb-16-2023

<Ombra Mai fu>, a talk show at Hankyung Art TV in Korea featured me as a guest. I talked about my life journey with piano.

 
 
 
Jan-12-2023
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, US) announced to welcome me to Peabody faculty.