Hyunsoon Whang to present piano recital

Hyunsoon WhangCameron University's Hyunsoon Whang, McMahon Endowed Chair and Professor of Music, will present a faculty piano recital at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.10 at the University Theater. The program will include the music of Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt. 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 was trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Juilliard School and holds a doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. Whang has performed more than 500 concerts across the United States and in Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Korea. As a soloist, the acclaimed pianist has appeared with noted conductors Leonard Slatkin, Joel Revzen and Miriam Burns. She performs chamber music with nationally acclaimed musicians including members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Miami String Quartet.

Whang serves on the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council's Touring Artists Rosters. Her engagements this season will include appearances in Phoenix; Boulder, CO; St. Louis; Oklahoma City; and Tonkawa. A video recording of her December 2008 live performance at Drury University in Springfield, MO will be broadcast on KCPT and OETA later this fall.

A member of the CU faculty since 1993, Whang is the recipient of numerous honors, including 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 CU Department of Music at (580)581-2440.

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August 28, 2009

PR#09-179