Korean Pianist to Perform at UW

February 12, 2008
Chul Hee Yoon
Chul Hee Yoon

Prizewinning Korean pianist Chul Hee Yoon will perform a guest artist recital Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office or through its Web site at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

A native of Ulsan, Korea, Yoon made his public concert debut at the age of 10 with the Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra. He later earned his concert diploma in Germany and then his master's and performer's certificates at the Trossingen School of Music.

Yoon gained public recognition in 1994 by winning both the Ibla Grand International Competition with the Ginastera Prize and the Le Muse International Competition in Italy.

He now appears as a soloist at more than 50 concerts a year across the world, playing solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with major orchestras. Yoon recorded a CD of Chopin Etudes, which was widely praised by reviewers.

His current concert tour includes performances at North Texas University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UW, and Hawaii.

For more information, call the Fine Arts box office at (307) 766-6666.

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