A well-known local Korean-American pianist Hyeyoung Song, along with her Duo Azul partner Amy Gustafson, has been invited to perform at the Penn’s Woods Music Festival this summer.
The Penn’s Woods Music Festival (PWMF) is a summer professional orchestral and chamber music festival begun in 1986 and offered in its current format, since 2008.
PWMF is a wonderful collaboration with outstanding professional musicians from the area and from across the nation performing beside Penn State School of Music Faculty, alumni, and exceptional students.
This year’s festival kicks off June 13 with the free Music in the Gardens concert at the Arboretum at Penn State, with the festival orchestra and chamber music concerts taking place June 23–30.
Who is pianist Hyeyoung Song
Pianist Hyeyoung Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an active performer who has concertized extensively throughout the United States and Korea, noted for her warm and beautiful tone, tireless energy and great musical temperament.
Song won the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, and Ewha University Concerto Competition. She has also received the Teaching Excellence Award from University of Texas at Austin.
Her most recent performances included recitals at Steinway Hall, the Tenri Cultural Institute, LBJ Fine Arts Auditorium, First State Bank Performing Art Center, Margo Jones Performance Hall, Caldwell-Carvey Hall, 3.15 National Performing Arts Center and Alkek Fine Arts Center Theatre.
Song has been also invited to present recitals and master classes in many universities and music festivals such as Texas Women’s University, Central Texas College, North Texas College and Southwestern University.
Currently, Song is serving as Artist in Residence at Weatherford College, Texas. For more information on Hyeyoung Song, check the following websites.