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Daon Duo Recital
July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cantata, BWV 208: No. 9 ‘Schafe können sicher weiden’, BWV 208 (Arr. Duck)
Lebensstürme, Allegro in A Minor, D 947
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’, BWV 106 (Arr. Kurtág)
Andante & Allegro Brilliante Opus. 92
Egmont Overture (Arr. Behn)
Pianist Heejin An gave her first recital at the age of 10 after winning the Kumho Young Artist Auditions in Seoul. She has subsequently been a finalist at the New York International Competition, as well as receiving top prizes from the Korea Times Competition, Eum-Yeon Competition, Music Journal Competition, and Chopin Piano Competition in Korea.
As an active soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. She performed at the American Liszt Society Festival in 2017 in Chicago; and in 2019, she was invited to perform Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach at the Grand Concert Hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. As pianist of the contemporary music group Ensemble Blank since 2017, she has appeared at venues including Kumho Art Hall and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary in Korea, promoting contemporary compositions with her colleagues. She has participated and performed at international music festivals such as Bowdoin International Festival in the United States, Banff International Music Festival in Canada, and Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain.
An came to the United States to study at the Juilliard Pre-College with Julian Martin. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in piano performance from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio, and Hung-Kuan Chen. She has recently graduated with a doctorate in piano performance from the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, studying with James Giles.
Pianist Hyejin Joo won the gold medal at the Seattle International Piano Competition and other various awards from the Wideman, Chautauqua, Indiana University Concerto Competition, Seoul National University Concerto Competition, Thaviu-Isaak Competition, and the Kumho Art Foundation Audition. Also an avid chamber musician, she is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Stellio Piano Trio, prizewinner of Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Semi-Finalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and guest artist for the Peninsula Music Festival ChamberFest.
Joo entered Seoul National University with the highest distinction receiving the prestigious scholarship and was granted the position of Associate Instructor upon entering Indiana University. She received her Master of Music and Performer Diploma at IU with full scholarship under the tutelage of Arnaldo Cohen and holds a Doctorate from Northwestern University with program honors, where she studied with Alan Chow.
Joo has performed at the Banff Centre, Benaroya Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Buntrock hall, Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall, Chautauqua Fletcher Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Florida St. Petersburg Art Museum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Kumho Art Hall, Palais Altenstein, Schloss Hallenburg in Germany. She performed with the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the annual Concerto/Aria competition and was invited to perform with the Bienen String Ensemble, both under the baton of Maestro Yampolsky. Joo was also selected to represent Northwestern at the Gilmore Piano Festival in Kalamazoo, MI and performed as a soloist in the 67th Peninsula Music Festival’s Opening Concert at Door County, Wisconsin. Most recently she was featured soloist for the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season. She performs actively in the Chicago area both as a soloist and a collaborative pianist.
Daon (다온, pronounced dah-own) is a pure Korean word meaning ‘all good things are coming along the way’. Daon Duo hopes through music, they would bring joy to the audience, touch their souls, and lead them to happiness.