Please join us for a performance by Steinway Artist Dr. Juyeon Kang at Schmitt Music Omaha on Saturday, October 15, at 7PM – free and open to the public!
“I am excited to share the sounds of Joyful Praise with my friends here at Schmitt Music in Omaha!”
Dr. Kang is a Steinway artist and educator, best known for her 2007 debut recording of Joyful Noise. She has won many awards for her formidable performances and captivating style, and has performed as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras across four continents. Dr. Kang will perform a program entitled “Joyful Praise”.
Pianist Juyeon Kang, a Steinway artist and educator, has brought the perfect blend of exquisite sound and formidable techniques to her audiences in four continents and over a dozen countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Finland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and South Korea. Her 2013-2014 concert season highlights a debut recital at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York City as well as a concert tour in South Korea, Austria, and Costa Rica.
Ms. Kang’s performance career launched with her debut solo recital in Boston’s Jordan Hall after winning two first prizes in 1998 at the Heida Hermann’s Young Artists Competition and the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition. The latter led to an invitation to perform at the Embassy of Poland in Washington, D.C., where she presented the Chopin Commemorative Piano Concert on the 150th anniversary of Chopin’s death. Her prize-winning performance at the Jeuness Musical de Corée Debut Series audition gave her an opportunity to give a solo debut recital that was broadcast on national television in Korea, and as a winner of the Young Promising Artists Series audition, Ms. Kang was invited to give a recital at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center. In addition, she also was awarded top prizes from the San Antonio International Competition in Texas, the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York City, the IBLA International Piano Competition in Italy, and the Musica de Pianoforte Piano Competition in Korea.
Ms. Kang has also appeared as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras including the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and Korean Symphony Orchestra, and her performances have been aired on television in Korea and on National Public Radio in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, and South Carolina. In 2007 her debut recording of Joyful Noise was released from Fleur de Sons Classics, Ltd. to great critical acclaim, and she was selected for the Northwest Iowa Review’s “Top 20 Under 40 Honor” in 2008 for her outstanding achievement in performance in recognition of her contribution to the community area. Her second CD Joyful Dances was released from Blue Griffin Recording INC. in 2014 and her third CD Joyful Praise was released in 2022 through Northwestern College’s Endowed Research Fellowship, which is awarded to only one faculty member per year.
In demand as a teacher and adjudicator, Kang has been a guest faculty at various international institutions, including National University in Costa Rica, Sao Paulo University in Brazil, Brandon University in Canada, Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Tunghai University in Taiwan, UCSI University in Malaysia, in addition to many institutions in the United States. She has adjudicated numerous competitions including the 1st Thailand International Mozart Competition in Bangkok, Iowa International Piano Competition, Lee University Competition in Tennessee, South Dakota and Nebraska Music Teachers Association Piano Competitions and Festivals, Genevieve Truran Piano Competition in South Dakota.
She earned a doctoral and master’s degrees in piano performance and literature, as well as a master’s degree in pedagogy of music theory at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. where she was also awarded a distinguished performer’s certificate. Kang received her Bachelor in Music degree from Seoul National University and also the prestigious Artist Diploma in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she was on the faculty in the college division. Her main teachers include Roswitha Heintze, Natalya Antonova, Wha Kyung Byun, and Kwi Hyun Kim, and she also has taken part in numerous master classes by notable pianists, Paul Badura-Skoda, Andrzej Jasinski, John Perry, Russell Sherman, Oxana Yablonskaya, Malcolm Bilson, Vitaly Margulis, Fernando Laires, and Boris Berman.
Currently, Dr. Kang is Professor of Music at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, and during the 2010-2011 and 2018-2019 academic years she moved to Vienna, Austria working on her sabbatical leave research projects of ‘Viennese Culture and Its Music’ and Orchestra Conducting by affiliating with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
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