Posting Date: August 25, 2010
Kennesaw State presents new piano professor in concert
Soohyun Yun to perform in faculty recital
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Assistant Professor Soohyun Yun
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University School of Music will present Assistant Professor of Piano Soohyun Yun in a free concert on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The program for the evening will feature Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Beethoven’s “Tempest Sonata” and Ravel’s "Gaspard de la nuit." Yun designed the program around the theme of inspiration from literary works.
“All the pieces are inspired by literature,” Yun explains. “The direct connection to specific literary works will provide the audience with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the works through the program notes and knowledge of the literature.”
With her recent arrival to KSU, Yun planned an early recital to serve as an introduction to the KSU community. “I’m excited to introduce myself to the community. It’s a good way to start the school year.”
Yun earned doctoral and master’s degrees in piano performance and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has performed solo and chamber music throughout Germany, Korea and the United States. For these performances, Yun has received numerous awards including the Artists International’s Special Presentation Award and the 21st Century Piano Commission Award.Since arriving at KSU, Yun is pleased with her experience and excited for all the learning opportunities and performances in the upcoming year. “Everybody is friendly and the facilities are wonderful. I can’t wait to get started.”
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.