Cordially invites you to the
ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT MUSICALE
Featuring KAYOUNG AN, Pianist
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, New York City
6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:00 pm. Mini Recital
7:45 pm Buffet Dinner
Complying with all CDC Guidelines: Social Distancing and Wearing Masks
F. Handel Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
M. De Falla Spanish Pieces (1908)
J. Corigliano Etude Fantasy (1976)
I. For the Left Hand Alone
III. Fifths to Thirds
E. Wild Transcription Etudes based on George Gershwin’ Songs
I. Embraceable You
II. Fascinatin’ Rhythm
III. I’ve Got Rhythm
Pianist Kayoung An
“Passionate”, “expressive”, “bold” and “sensitive:” This is how critics glowingly described pianist Kayoung An’s performance with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie at the Seoul Arts Center. It “penetrated deep into the heart, evoking an image of an artist painting on a canvas with a brush” (Music Review, August 2017).
Kayoung An has also appeared as a soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonians, the Amadeo Philharmonic Society, and Contemporary Repertoire Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast on Cogeco TV, KBS Classic FM (Musical Common Ground) and KBS-TV (Music Anchor Desk). She has also been interviewed by Lusiter, Music Today, Music Journal, and the East Hampton Star. She has worked with prominent conductors Gábor Hontvári, Lawrence Golan, and others.
Winner of the First Prize at the New York International Artists Association Piano Competition and the Silver Award winner at the Paris International Competition, Kayoung An made her debut in Weill Carnegie Recital Hall in 2013. She has also been a top prize-winner at the IBLA Grand Prize International Competition, Kiwanis Music Competition, Korea All-States National, Darius Milhaud Performance Prize, Duxbury Chamber Competition, CIM Concerto Competition, Kumho Young Artist, and uJung Rising Star Auditions. She also has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Babayan International Academy, Norfolk (Conn.) Chamber Music Festival, and the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Kayoung An has been awarded piano performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.Mus.), the New England Conservatory (M.Mus.), and the Colburn School (Artist Diploma). She was awarded the coveted Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) by the Manhattan School of Music. Dr. An is currently on the faculty at New Jersey City University.
Future engagements include the first recording of the complete piano music/ chamber music of Swiss-born American composer and six-time Clio Award winner Bernard Hoffer with Maestro David Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor of the Greenwich (Conn.) Symphony, the Bergen (N.J.) Philharmonic, and the Senior Concert Orchestra of New York.