Johann Sebastian Bach, Badarzewska, Ludwig van Beethoven, Bliss, Johannes Brahms, Carol, Frédéric Chopin, Alberto Ginastera, Nelson-McHugh, Schumann-Liszt, Sue-Kyung Song
SUE KYUNG SONG, piano
Music for Solo Piano
"The program is simply beautiful."
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE JAN/FEB 2004
"[the] Bach pieces come across with fine sensitivity to phrasing, style and sonority."
GRAMOPHONE, FEBRUARY 2004
"A well-centered tone, delicacy of phrasing, and a carefully chosen program mark ...an auspicious debut CD.. a delightful, highly listenable program that you will want to encore"
ATLANTA AUDIO SOCIETY, MARCH 2004
PROGRAM NOTESBorn in Seoul, Korea, pianist Sue Kyung Song immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of fourteen. While attending high school in Atlanta, she won statewide competitions, as well as the Kingsville International Music Competition in Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Music in piano from the Oberlin Conservatory and went on to receive her Superieur Concertist in performance at the Centre Conservatoire de Paris under the prestigious Harriet Wooley Scholarship from the Fulbright Association. From there, she went to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, where she did her post-graduate studies.
Miss Song has performed solo in major concert halls in Paris, Seoul and New York, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has also given solo concerts in Italy, Hungary and Australia, as well as throughout the United States.
PROGRAMChopin: Nocturne, Op.9 No.2
Carol: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Ginastera: Danza de la moza donosa
Chopin: Etude, Op.10 No.8
S-K. Song: Winter Ballade
Brahms: Intermezzo, Op.116 No.2
Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile (Sonata No.8)
J.S. Bach: Siciliano
J.S. Bach: Andante from Italian Concerto
Badarzewska: The Maiden's Prayer
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Nelson-McHugh: People Need The Lord
Bliss: It Is Well With My Soul