Korean TV Highlights Stonehill Concert
February 17, 2011
Back in September, acclaimed pianist Elaine Kwon gave the semester's first installment of the Nakamichi Concert Series at Stonehill and during that time, Arirang TV accompanied her on her visit to shoot film for its documentary series Dream It: You Are the Next Generation.
The show, which is broadcast internationally to over 66 million households, highlights successful Korean Americans in a diverse array of fields. In the episode featuring Kwon, footage from the Nakamichi Concert can be seen along with interviews with Stonehill students who attended the concert. Kwon performed several piano solos and was joined by tenor Enrique Pina for a few other selections. To view photos from that night's performance, visit our Nakamichi Concert Snapshot.
Kwon has performed solo, concerto, and chamber music concerts throughout the U.S. and internationally. She received standing ovations at her sold-out, 2008 Carnegie Hall debut concert in Weill Recital Hall as well as in her 2010 solo concerto appearance with the Slovak Sinfonietta and the 2009/2010 season opening concerts as soloist with the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra and the Finger Lakes Symphony.
Kwon was a top prize winner in the Young Keyboard Artist International Competition, Music Teachers National Association Competitions, Baldwin Keyboard Awards, Tablerock Young Artist Competition and many others.
An Affiliated Artist/Lecturer in the Music Department at MIT, Kwon is co-founder/director of the New York-based chamber group, Sapphire Ensemble, the Forecast New Music Ensemble and the Light and Sound Water Trio.
For ten years she toured regularly as part of the Hebert/Kwon piano duo and has appeared on public television and radio in the U.S., China and Bulgaria. She was a Visiting Professor of Piano at the Conservatory of Music in Wuhan, People's Republic of China and performed duo piano concerts, with pianist Sandra Hebert, and taught master classes at the music conservatories in Wuhan, Chengdu and Tianjin.
As a collaborative musician, she has performed, composed, and choreographed productions of piano music combined with other art forms. As a composer, Kwon has written primarily solo piano works. She created an original score for the highly-acclaimed Shakespearean play, Corsetless, which was showcased in Carnegie Hall.
Kwon has been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was honored as a 2008 Power Woman by New York Moves Magazine.
The E. Nakamichi Foundation and Stonehill sponsor the Nakamichi Concert Series. The program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Easton Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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