Hyeyoung Song, Pianist

May 24, 2008

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HYEYOUNG SONG, Pianist

“Warm, expressive, yet powerful”

“Authenticity, maturity, integrity….and everything!”

“captures audience’s ears and hearts!”

“A pianist of exquisite sensitivity and a beautiful tone”

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 her international tour which included France, Spain and Korea, and gave a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall. The New 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 and made 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 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, the Stony Brook international piano festival, the 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 Ewha Woman’s University Concerto Competition. She has also received the Best Teaching 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 a Professor of Piano. She is the founder & director of Weatherford College Chamber Music Ensemble, Weatherford College International Piano Competition and Gracepoint Media Classics Concert Series. In 2019, Song was honored with the title “Master Pianist” by Weatherford College in acknowledgement of her contributions and dedication as a performer, educator and music administrator.

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