Hyunsoon Whang, McMahon Endowed Chair and Professor of Music at Cameron University, will present a faculty piano recital at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the University Theatre. The program will include the music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Messiaen and Chopin. Proceeds from the concert will benefit CU's music scholarship fund. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $4 for military, students and senior citizens. Cameron students with ID are admitted free.
Critics have praised Whang as "the kind of player who appears to immerse her entire being in the music" and as one who has "always delivered with grace and beauty." Born in Seoul, Korea, she studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts, St. Louis Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School and holds a doctorate in piano performance and literature from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has performed in more than 450 concerts across the United States as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Korea. As soloist, she has appeared with noted conductors Leonard Slatkin, Joel Revzen and Miriam Burns, and performs chamber music with nationally acclaimed musicians including members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Miami String Quartet.
Last February, Whang was unanimously chosen by the panel of jurists to serve on the Oklahoma Arts Council's Touring Artists Roster, becoming the only solo classical pianist represented on that roster. Her engagements this season will include concerts in Cleveland; Kent, Ohio; North Carolina; St. Louis; and Springfield, Missouri, where she has been invited to record a video session to be aired on television in Missouri.
Whang joined the faculty at Cameron University in 1993. Her honors include the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council's Artist of the Year, induction into the Cameron University Alumni Association's Faculty Hall of Fame, Earth Day Coalition's Entertainer of the Year, and a multiple listing in Who's Who Among American Teachers.
For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 580.581.2400.
Sept 17, 2008