South Korean pianist Mi-jung Im to present guest artist recital
calendar icon24 Jan 2019
LINCOLN, Neb.— South Korean pianist Mi-jung Im (DMA) will give a piano recital on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Kimball Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
The recital will feature two works by North Korean composers - ‘Fly high, white dove’ and ‘Arirang’ along with piano sonata K.331 in A major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the 2nd piano sonata in b flat minor by Frederic Chopin. Arirang is a traditional Korean folk tune where the orchestral version was performed by the New York Philharmonic during their 2008 tour in North Korea. Mi-jung has been devoted to South and North Korea reunification movement and this will be a rare opportunity to hear the works of North Korean composers.
Mi-jung is one of the most prominent pianists from Korea. Her top awards include the first prize at the 1997 San Antonio International Piano Competition in the United States and the first prize at Dong-A Piano Competition in Korea. Since her debut recital in Seoul and New York City, she has appeared on over 300 concert stages internationally as a soloist and a chamber musician, such as with American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City, George Enescu Romanian Orchestra, the Sliven Philharmonic of Bulgaria, the KBS, and the Seoul City Orchestra; and recital engagements include Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington D. C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Salzburg, Austria.
Currently she serves as the dean and professor in the music department at Hansei University in Korea. Dr. Im received her BA in music performance from Seoul National University, MM from the Juilliard School, and DMA from State University of New York at Stony Brook.