Hyeyoung Song, Pianist

May 24, 2008

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Hyeyoung Song

Pianist, Teacher, Founder & Director

“Warm, expressive, yet powerful!”

“Exquisite, elegant, extraordinary!

“Authenticity, maturity, integrity…and everything!”

“Captures audience’s ears and hearts.”

A pianist of exquisite sensitivity, a beautiful tone, and a rare passion”

“Music from the heart!”

Pianist Hyeyoung Song is an active performer who has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia; noted for her warm and beautiful tone, tireless energy, and great musical temperament. Praised for her “exquisite sensitivity and a beautiful tone” and as a pianist who “captures audiences’ ears and hearts,” Song enjoys her career as a performer and educator.


In 2016, Song had an international tour that included France, Spain, and Korea and gave a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. The New York Piano Group, in reviewing her Carnegie Hall performance, hailed her interpretations as “Warm, expressive, yet powerful! Ms. Song gave a colorful account of this piece, making the piano sound like the orchestra. She is a keen listener who is aware of the voices and their movements. It was tender, calm, graceful, and gentle.” In 2018, Song played Mozart’s piano concerto No. 23 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Giordano.


As a dedicated educator, Song has been invited to present recitals and masterclasses in many festivals and institutions such as Southwestern University, Texas Women’s University, Central Texas College, North Texas College, Stony Brook International Piano Festival, Gijon International Piano Festival, Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School, Ewha Woman’s University, Myeongji University, and Seoul Theological University Piano Festival.


Her most recent performances included recitals at Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, Ewha Woman’s University, American Church in Paris, Gijon International Piano Festival, Steinway Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Yamaha Hall, LBJ Fine Arts Auditorium, First State Bank Performing Art Center, Margo Jones Performance Hall, Caldwell-Carvey Hall, Sejong Performing Arts Center, and Alkek Fine Arts Center Theatre. She is also a founding member of the piano duo AZUL with pianist Amy Gustafson and actively performs duo recitals throughout the United States.


Song won the top prizes in competitions, including the Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, the International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, the Sydney Wright Piano Competition, and the Ewha Woman’s University Concerto Competition. She has also received the Teaching Excellence Award from the UT Austin Keyboard Department for superior teaching. Song holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ewha Woman’s University, an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


Song joined Weatherford College in 2007, where she is Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence. She is founder and director of the Weatherford College Chamber Music Ensemble and the Weatherford College International Piano Competition. In 2019, Song was honored with the title “Master Pianist” by Weatherford College in acknowledgment of her contributions and dedication as a performer, educator, and administrator. In 2023, Song was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame – a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Her name is displayed on a commemorative display wall inside the Steinway Factory in New York City.

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