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Minsoo Sohn Piano Recital

15 Mar (Fri)

15 Mar 2024 (Fri) | 20:30

A true heir to Franz Liszt carries on composer’s legacy

Combining masterful virtuosity with artistic expression, Minsoo Sohn embodies the ideals of musical excellence in both his playing and his teaching. He studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun, and has recently been appointed Professor of Piano at his alma mater. Sohn is a highly sought-after piano teacher, and among his students is the piano prodigy Yunchan Lim, the youngest performer to win the Van Cliburn Piano Competition at the age of 18.

Much like Sohn, Franz Liszt was a genius performer with a natural aptitude for the stage. A prolific thinker and composer, his six Consolations are imbued with the melancholy and fervent devotion of a collection of poems entitled Poetic and Religious Harmonies, while the 12 Transcendental Études exploit every known piano technique in a set of highly original and harmonically daring structures. Musical intelligence and breathtaking virtuosity were the hallmarks of Liszt’s performance style, and he has found in Sohn a perfect heir to carry on his shining legacy.

Merging intellectual rigour with superior technique, and profound musicality with appealing intimacy, Sohn will take us on a journey of beautifully articulated and radiantly sparkling interpretations in this all-Liszt recital.
 

Venue:
Academy Concert Hall
Duration:
Approx. 2 hrs incl. one interval
Price Info:
$460 - $400
Presenter:
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Limited