Yeol Eum Son, award-winning pianist, performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 24, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building as part of the Artspree concert series.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for UALR faculty and staff, free for UALR students, $10 for non-UALR students.
Son will also be presenting open Masterclass in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Son was awarded the Silver Medal and the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the best performance of chamber music in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in Fort Worth, Texas in June 2009. She is returning to UALR after last year’s critically acclaimed Artspree concert.
A native of South Korea’s Kangwon Province, the pianist drew international attention when she appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Loren Maazel, performing on the Philharmonic’s historic tour to Seoul in 2008.
Son is the recipient of many international awards including third prize at the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel, and first prizes at Italy’s 2002 Viotti International Music Competition and the 2000 Ettlington International Piano Competition in Germany.
The concert program will include Sellinger’s Round, MB 84I by William Byrd, Three Concert Etudes S. 144 by Franz Liszt, Variations, Op. 41 by Nikolai Kapustin, Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel by Johannes Brahms, Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel’s Almira S. 181 by G.F. Handel and Franz Liszt.
For more information, contact Artspree at (501) 569-3288.