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Piano student invited to perform at Merkin Concert Hall in New York

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jayoung Hong, a doctoral student in piano at the University of Kansas, has been invited to perform in the Rising Artists Evenings of Piano Concerti on May 5 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. The concerts are presented by the New York Concert Artists and Associates.

Hong was selected from a solo audition and will perform Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Edward Zilbercant.

Hong has performed in more than 300 solo and chamber concerts. In 2008 and 2009, she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Stern/Perelman Stage. She has performed in Berlin, South Africa, Canada, South Korea and Italy. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes from the Kansas Music Teachers Association in 2008 and the International American Protégé Competition in 2009. She studies under Jack Winerock, professor of piano.

Hong was accompanist at New Mexico University and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. She also taught at the Korea National University of Arts, Dong-Duck Women’s University and An-yang University. In May, Hong will obtain her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from KU.

Hong is married to KwangNam Choi and has a 5-year-old son, Yoonsoo Choi. Hong’s parents, SukJo Hong and ChungJa Kang live in Seoul, South Korea.

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