Dr. Caroline Hong, no stranger to the world stage, will be in concert on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Frank Center of Shepherd University. Dr. Hong has performed throughout the world and made her debut at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition. Dr. Hong has programmed for the community, a rare opportunity to enjoy the entirety of a landmark piece of the keyboard repertoire, the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, by J.S. Bach. The concert is being co-sponsored by the West Virginia Music Teachers Association.
"I am absolutely delighted to have Caroline Hong as a guest artist. She is a concert artist of the highest caliber, celebrated for her technical virtuosity, sensitivity, and brilliant execution.." Said Dr. Rob Tudor, chair of the SU Department of Music. "Caroline holds distinction as a winner of competitions at the national and international level. It is certain to be a rewarding experience for our students and the community."
Caroline Hong began the study of piano at the age of three and among her most influential teachers are Sergei Babayan, Jerome Lowenthal and Dmitrii Paperno. Currently she is Associate Professor of Piano at Ohio State University.
The FOM guest artists this season include The Lee Konitz New Quartet which The New York Times described after a recent sold-out run at New York's Village Vangard, assparkling and tantalizing.
The 2012 -2013 Friends of Music concert calendar includes the following: Caroline Hong - Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Georgia Guitar Quartet - Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m.; Masterworks Chorale, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. -St. James Catholic Church; Masterworks Chorale - Sunday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. - Frank Center; Annual Holiday Gala - Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Holiday Gala Reception, immediately following concert, Cress Creek Country Club; Annual Holiday Gala - starring Santa Claus, Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.; The Merling Trio, Saturday Feb. 23, 8 p.m.; Jazz Festival Concert with Anat Cohen - Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.; Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra - Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.; The Lee Konitz New Quartet - Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m.; Masterworks Chorale - Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. - St. James Catholic Church; Masterworks Chorale - Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.; The 5 Browns - Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m. (not included in subscription)
Unless otherwise noted all concerts will be performed at the Frank Center.