The Cameron University Department of Music will present Hyunsoon Whang, McMahon Endowed Chair and Professor of Music in a piano recital on Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. The program will include a variety of solo piano music written by some of the most loved composers from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The audience will be treated to exquisite, enchanting, elegant, exuberant and exciting compositions by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cameron students, staff and faculty are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit music scholarships at Cameron.
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, South Korea, Whang came to America as a teenager to further pursue her piano studies. She studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Juilliard School; she holds a doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. Whang joined the Cameron faculty in 1993.
She has performed in more than 500 concerts across the United States as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and South Korea. She serves on the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Touring Artists rosters. Her recent performances included solo recitals, chamber music concerts and a concerto appearance in New York, Michigan, Minneapolis, Cleveland and St. Louis as well as in Oklahoma City and Lawton.
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. In 2010, she was honored with the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts and Education Award.
For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
August 10, 2012