RIGHT NOW MUSIC MARATHON
SEOUL KOREA, APRIL 30, 2016
MODERN AMERICAN MUSIC MEETS NEW KOREAN TRADITIONS
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and FLUX Quartet.
with Appearances by Kho Sang Ji Trio and
Sung Rak Shim plus Sung Rak Shim with Sang Ji Ko
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"BYUNG KI HWANG, one of the foremost interpreters of the kayagum, a 12-stringed Korean zither with strings made of twisted silk fiber, is the first composer to have written ''modern'' music on an instrument that dates back some 1,400 years. And on Sunday afternoon at Carnegie Recital Hall, Mr. Hwang, accompanied by Sang Won Park on the changgu (an hourglass drum), performed a program that contrasted his own original descriptive pieces with formal traditional kayagum music…''Forest'' had the tunefulness of an attenuated Irish hornpipe played on an acoustic guitar. ''The Silk Road,'' which contained the program's most variable textures, musically illustrated the concept of translucency with finely spun webs of sound created by extremely delicate strummings on the upper neck of the instrument." The New York Times
Award Winning Pianist Jong-Hwa Park performs Music of Steve Reich and Terry Riley.
Jong Hwa Park is a concert pianist and a professor. Born in Korea, Park showed talent in both the piano and in academics at an early age.
Park achieved many accolades throughout his career. Park received first prizes at national competitions in Japan, Korea and the US. Internationally, Park is a recipient of a number of awards including the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in 1995, where he received a Critic's Prize; the Santander International Piano Competition in 1998, where he was awarded Second Prize and the Public Prize; and the Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv, where he was awarded a special prize. Park is also a laureate of the Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition.
Kyungso Park, Ga-ya Gum
One of the young stars of this ancient instrument, she brings a new approach to composing and playing. She is eclectic, modern and adventurous, while maintaining a deep respect to the ancient art of the instrument.
Sang Ji, Kho, Badoneon
Sung Rak, Shim, Accordion
Both artists will play separately and together.
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