August 27, 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, the Hampden-Sydney Music Series hosts pianist Hyojung Huh, a soloist and recitalist who has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Darton Center in Michigan, Palazzo Fava, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Bologna, Falcone Borsellino Hall in Sicily, Italy, and the Seoul Arts Center, the most prestigious concert hall in Korea.
Dr. Huh has also appeared in several summer festivals, including the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the Piano Summer in New Paltz, the Wiener Musikseminar International Summer Course in Vienna, Austria, and most recently the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. In the 2013-2014 season, she recorded a solo CD under European label, DUX, which will be released in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Dr. Huh has been awarded several prestigious scholarship awards and was selected as one of the few recipients in the Arts by the Kwanjeong Educational Foundation. She is also a prizewinner of numerous competitions including the Korean Teenagers National Competition, the Hankuk Ilbo (the Korean Times) Competition, the Korean Piano Society National Competition, the Duo Society National Competition, the Irving Shain Beethoven Competition, the University of Wisconsin Concerto Competition, the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition in Italy, and most recently the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York.
Dr. Huh's piano performance studies were completed at the Seoul National University (B.M. summa cum laude & M.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M. with high distinction), Indiana University-Bloomington (P.D.), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (D.M.A.). She has also studied aesthetics (B.A. summa cum laude, College of Humanities, Seoul National University), sacred music (M.M. with high distinction, Westminster Choir College) and choral conducting (M.M. University of Wisconsin) and has graduated with degrees in both areas of study. Such additional studies have given her unique insight into her piano repertories.
The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 PM in Crawley Forum. This series is part of Hampden-Sydney's continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community.