CSUB Music Theatre Presents Violin-Piano Duo Recital

The Music and Theatre Department at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) will present a Faculty Recital featuring pianist Soo-Yeon Park and CSUB visiting scholar Kowoon Yang in a violin-piano duo at the Doré Theatre on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Soo-Yeon Park is an accomplished musician with extensive experience as a collaborative pianist and vocal/opera coach.  She has collaborated with Long Beach Opera, California Conducting Institute, Opera Pacific, Intimate Opera, USC Thornton Opera, Classical Singers Association, and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.  Her summer festival appearances include the London Piano Festival in United Kingdom, Korean Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Festival in Korea, Algonquin International Music Festival in Canada, SongFest, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.  
 
She received a B.M. degree in Piano Performance from Seoul National University and an M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.  She earned her Doctorate in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California.  She has been a member of the CSUB Music and Theatre Department faculty since 2009 and currently serves as coordinator of Piano Studies, co-directs the chamber music program, and directs the opera program.
 
Yang is one of the leading violinists in Korea with outstanding talent and delicate musical technique, which has earned her many prizes and awards, including first prize in the Max Rostal International Violin Competition in 1998, fourth prize in the Lipizer International Violin Competition in 1998, fifth prize in the 38th Paganini International Violin Competition in 1991, Musafia prize in the 29th Tibor Varga International Competition in 1995, and the first and second prizes in numerous leading national competitions in Korea, such as The Hankook, The Chosun, The Choong-Ang and others.
 
For her contributions to the music community in Korea, she received the Unpa Music Award in 1992 and was selected as one of the best musicians in Korea by Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) for her profound musical ability and achievements in the performing arts.
 
The program will include works by Stravinsky, Ravel and more.
 
General admission is $10; $5 for seniors/students and free for CSUB students with an ID. Parking is free in Lots B and C. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Soo-Yeon Park at spark18@csub.edu.
 

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