Hyeyoung Song, Pianist

June 23, 2011

Public invited to hear pianist Hye-Young Song in recital

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Weatherford College Artist in Residence, famed pianist Dr. Hye-Young Song, will perform Friday evening, June 24, in the WC Fine Arts Theatre on the College’s main campus at 225 College Park. Her two-part program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Song’s performance Friday evening is free and open to the public and will include selections from
Bach in the First Half, and in the Second Half, various pieces from the Romantic Era, Impressionism through Early Twentieth Century: Schubert, Liszt and Berg, ending with works of Debussy.

“Debussy is one of the first impressionist composers and one of my favorite composers whose work
I always love to play,” said Dr. Song.

Dr. Song, first-prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Korea. After she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ewha Woman’s University with highest honors in performance, Ms. Song moved to the United States to further her piano studies. She received an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from Texas Christian University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a recipient of full scholarship and served as a teaching assistant.

Additionally, Dr. Song received the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi and Ewha University Concerto Competition. And she was also a semifinalist of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition held in New York City. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has studied or been coached with renowned artists and pedagogues, including Gregory Allen, Elliot Antokoletz, Jose Mendez, Harold Martina, Tamas Ungar, Mijae Youn, Anne Schein, Aldo Parisot, Miyoko Lotto, Philippe Bianconi, Benedetto Lupo, Krassimira Jordan, Jose Fegahli, Robert Blocker and Richard Cass. She has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals in Korea and the United States and has been invited to several universities and music festivals as a guest artist.

She previously served as a teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as piano faculty at the Central Texas College, University of Texas Piano Project, and the Orpheus Academy of Music, and as a graduate assistant at the Ewha Woman’s University. In 2005, Song received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at University of Texas for superior teaching as recognized by both students and professors. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and Dallas Music Teachers Association. Most recently, she has performed with pianist Jose Mendez, a professor of New York University at the Brahms Concert in New York City.


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