Pianist Hyeyoung Song

May 24, 2008

Performance

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Pianist Hye-young Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an active performer of both solo and chamber music repertoire, noted for her warm and beautiful tone, tireless energy and great musical temperament. Since she fell in love with the piano at the age of seven, her musical talent has been highly recognized by receiving numerous awards and scholarships. As a freshman at Ewha Woman’s University, Ms. Song won the first prize in the Concerto Competition, which resulted in a performance with the University Symphony Orchestra. After she got 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 served as a Teaching Assistant. 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,  Mijai Youn, Anne Schein, Aldo Parisot, Miyoko Lotto, Philippe Bianconi, Benedetto Lupo, Krassimira Jordan, Jose Feghali, Robert Blocker and Richard Cass.

She 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. Among her additional honors were being a semi-finalist in the National Young Artist Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York City. Ms. Song 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 also formed the piano duo Azul with pianist Amy Gustafson and actively performs duo recitals throughout the United States. Her most recent performances included recitals at Steinway Hall, the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City, First State Bank Performing Art Center, LBJ Fine Arts Auditorium, the Dallas public library,Margo Jones Performance Hall in Texas Women’s University, Caldwell-Carvey Hall in Southwestern University, 3.15 Performing Arts Center and Alkek Fine Arts Center Theatre. Her various musical interests include conducting, church music, ballet music, twentieth century music, women composers in music as well as solo and chamber music. In 2016, Song had her international tour which included Paris, Spain, Korea, and gave a sold out concert at Carnegie hall in New York City. She resides in Coppell Texas, with her husband and two children. Since 2007, She has been serving as Artist in Residence at Weatherford College, Texas.

 

               

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