Posted: Monday Sep 16, 2013
Sept. 16, 2013
Pianist Ji-Yong, first prize winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and winner of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Bronder Prize for Piano, will be the second performer in the 2013-2014 Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center.
His program will include the Bach-Busoni “Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BMW 564;” Brahm’s “Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 1 and 2;” Schumann’s “Kinderszenen, Op. 15;” Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (“Les adieux”);” and Ravel’s “La Valse.”
Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is going places,” 22-year-old Korean pianist, Ji-Yong, has a career that began when he appeared with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the age of ten in a Young People’s Concert. Ji-Yong displays a fascinating and unique musical presence, and has played concertos with such prestigious orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony and the BBC Symphony.
When he was 10-years old, Ji-Yong became the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition; and at the age of 14, he won the Piano Competition at the Aspen Music Festival. When he was 16, he appeared in the PBS television documentary, “Prodigies and Masters of Tomorrow;” and he has also been featured on NPR Radio’s “From the Top,” and in the “McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase” broadcast on WQXR.
Further information about Ji-Yong is available at http://www.yca.org/roster/ji-yong/
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for non-Saint Vincent students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings. Flex passes and group rates are also available.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $25 per person with advance reservations.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.
Upcoming concerts in the series include Parker String Quartet, Saturday, Nov. 2; Eugenia Zukerman, flute, Saturday, Nov. 23; Julia Bullock, soprano, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014; Manhattan Piano Trio, Saturday, Feb. 22; Mayuko Kamio, violin, Saturday, March 29; and Kinan Azmeh’s City Band, Saturday, April 26.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724-805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
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