September 14: Pianist Inyoung Huh

September 14: Pianist Inyoung Huh

Virtuosic pianist Inyoung Huh performs Frederic Chopin’s 24 Preludes, op. 28 and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata in C Minor BWV 911.

Acclaimed as a “prominent pianist” (Los Angeles Times), Inyoung Huh’s unique artistry is a blend of talent and musical training. Critics have described her performances as “original, a marked individuality . . . rare example of technique that is serving both idea and feeling . . . . a brilliant balance between intellect and emotion.” (Piano Music)

Inyoung Huh made her debut as a soloist with the Korean Youth Symphony Orchestra, playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at age 16. As one of the youngest pianists to win the first prize at the JoongAng Daily Music Competition, the most prestigious competition in Korea, Huh received immediate recognition as a promising young artist. She continued to receive many prizes and awards, including the first prize at the Corpus Christi Young Artists International Competition and first place at the USC Concerto Competition. Huh has given recitals in numerous music festivals in the United States, Canada, and Asia, including the Perlman Music Program, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival in Japan. As an active chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Ronald Leonard, Donald McInnes, Giora Schmidt, Ida Levin, and Philippe Bernold. Her recitals and performances have been heard on Sundays Live on K-Mozart and KUSC in Los Angeles, WGBH in Boston, KBS in Korea, and NHK in Japan. Huh started piano studies at age five in her native Korea, received her bachelor of music degree from the Seoul National University, and earned her master of music degree from the New England Conservatory, with academic honors and distinction in performance. In May 2005, she received a doctor of musical arts in piano performance from the University of Southern California, with minors in music history and literature, music education, and keyboard collaborative arts. She has trained with artists such as Hyung Bae Kim, Wha Kyung Byun, Russell Sherman, Gyorgy Sebok, Sergey Dorensky, and Norman Krieger.

Huh had held faculty positions at Seoul National University, University of Southern California, the Perlman Music Program, Chapman University, and most recently, joined the Colburn School Conservatory of Music as a collaborative pianist.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
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