Episode #1931

In Studio with Pianist Ko-Eun Yi

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Carnegie Hall recital debut. 

Born in Seoul, Yi began her piano studies at 3-years-old. After earning degrees at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, she is now pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University. In 2013, she won the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Under the Concert Artists Guild, she will make her Carnegie debut at Weill Hall on Feb. 24.

For her session in WQXR’s studio, Yi focused on her recital program that features a wide variety of works by Haydn, Ravel, Liszt and Chopin. Yi also played a work by George Rochberg, a 20th century composer who appeared many times on host Bob Sherman’s former show, The Listening Room, in the 1970s and '80s.

Program playlist:
Haydn: Sonata No. 48 in C, 2nd movement
George Rochberg: Nach Bach Fantasia
Ravel: Jeux d'eau
Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan from Miroirs
Liszt: Sonetta 104 del Petrarca
Liszt: Sonetta 123 del Petrarca
Chopin: Mazurka in a minor, Op. 59, No. 1

Produced by:

Aaron Dalton

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