december, 2017

27dec12:15 pm- 1:00 pmSohyun Ahn, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Sohyun Ahn, Piano

Sonata in C Major, K. 513 (5’)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)

9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport (9’)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Images Book II (12’)
Cloches à travers les feuilles
Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
Poissons d’or
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 (11’)
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)

Pianist Sohyun Ahn has been described as a “ dynamo… fluid and accurate… with panache and glittering clarity…” by the New Jersey Classical Society Review and her solo recital at Seoul Arts Center was named the Best Concert of the Year by South Korea’s leading classical music journal, Eumak-Chunchu.

With a solo and concerto repertoire that ranges from J.S.Bach to John Musto, she has performed in prestigious concert halls and festivals in more than a dozen countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Her New York performances include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Trinity Church, Riverside Church, among many others, and she was a guest soloist at the concert honoring the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at the Sejong Art Center in Seoul, Korea. Hearing one of her performances, Roger Malouf, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, characterized it astechnically immaculate and of the highest musical quality”.

Sohyun has performed as a collaborator with such renowned instrumentalists as violist Eunsik Choi and cellist Marion Feldman. She also works closely with the New York Westside Opera, the New Jersey Concert Opera, and the Pineda Lyric Opera, and has performed over twenty complete opera productions from Mozart to Wagner.

She has been honored at numerous international and national piano competitions, including the RSAMD Bach Competition, the Governor’s Recital Competition, the Daejeon Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Yongpyung Music Festival Concerto Competition and the New York Trinity Church Concert Audition. She was a finalist for the Dudley International Competition, and received the semi-finalist award from the Vianna da Motta International Competition.

Sohyun received her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Professional Studies Degree at Manhattan School of Music, Masters’ Degrees with distinction from the Royal Scottish Conservatory and Tokyo Geidai Academy, and Bachelor’s Degree from Yonsei University in Korea.

In the fall of 2017, Sohyun will give eight solo recitals including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City, Chicago Myra Hess Concert Series, and she will be appearing as a soloist with the Queenboro Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

Her Mozart Sonata CD was released by TheClassicArt Label.  For more information, please visit


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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