Piano Recital Series

Morningside College Presents:

 

Yekwon Sunwoo, piano


Thursday, February 14, 2019
Eppley Auditorium 7:30 PM

 

On Thursday, February 14, Korean-born pianist Yekwon Sunwoo will perform a solo recital at 7:30 PM in Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside College campus. Mr. Sunwoo was the gold medal winner in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Sunwoo has performed as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin and Nicholas McGegan, National Orchestra of Belgium, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. He has appeared in recital in Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Radio France and Salle Cortot in Paris, Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, and throughout South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Prague, and Morocco. In addition to the Cliburn gold medal, Mr. Sunwoo has won first prizes at the 2015 International German Piano Award in Frankfurt, the 2014 Vendome Prize held at the Verbier Festival, the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition, and the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition. Mr. Sunwoo’s Morningside recital will include works by Grainger, Schubert, Chopin and Hamelin. The performance is free and open to the public.

 

Douglas Humpherys, piano


Friday, April 5, 2019
Eppley Auditorium 7:30 PM

 

On Friday, April 5, pianist Douglas Humpherys will perform a solo recital at 7:30 PM in Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside College campus. Since winning the gold medal at the first Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Douglas Humpherys' concert career has spanned four decades across four continents. During recent years, he has concertized in many of the major cities of Asia. A frequent guest artist in Beijing, he has performed at the National Center for the Performing Arts, the Beijing Concert Hall, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall. He has presented concerts and lecture-recitals throughout the Chinese conservatory and university system, including the Central, Shanghai, China, Wuhan, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Cheng-Du, Xian, Dalian, and Xiamen Conservatories, as well as Beijing, Qinghua, Renmin Universities, and the Shenzhen School of the Arts.  In 2002 he made his Korean debut in Seoul at the Kumho Art Hall, and during a 2007 tour of Taiwan, he performed in the cities of Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. Currently Chair of the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Humpherys is listed on the Artists roster of Steinway and Sons. His Morningside recital will include works by Haydn, Mozart, Dutilleux, Ravel and Liszt. The performance is free and open to the public.