Pianist Phoenix Park-Kim to perform at Tarleton Fine Arts Center

Phoenix Park-Kim

STEPHENVILLE (February 18, 2015) — Pianist Phoenix Park-Kim will perform a guest recital on Friday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater at Tarleton State University.

The free, public recital program will include works by Franz Joseph Haydn, John Griffin, Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin/Earl Wild, and Franz Liszt.  Her appearance is funded by ULTRA Club.

Park-Kim is an active soloist and avid chamber musician whose performances have taken her throughout the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina and Russia. She has won top prizes at national and international competitions including first place at the Miami Concerto Competition, Jefferson City Concerto Competition, Kansas City Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and was a finalist at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition.

She has been featured as a soloist with the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory Orchestra and the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Phoenix began playing piano at age five and gave her first public performance at seven. She graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul, with a B.M. in piano performance and a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She completed her graduate work at Miami University and at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Conservatory of Music (D.M.A.) under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Weirich and served as his teaching assistant.

Phoenix has performed at such music festivals as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Piano Texas, ARIA International Summer Academy, and the Summer Music School in Siena, Italy. Recent performances include a recital at Carnegie Hall, where she was invited to join the roster of Distinguished Concerts International New York.

Her recent CD, Deep River, a collection of classical works by African American composers, was released under the MSR Classics label.

She is a professor of music at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

For a complete list of upcoming events this spring at Tarleton’s Wells Fine Arts Center, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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