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Saint Vincent College to host award-winning Korean pianist

November 23, 2018

Pianist Sejoon Park will perform on Nov. 10 as part of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center on the Unity campus, during which Park also will receive the 2017-18 Bronder Prize for Piano.

The prize was created in 2008 to honor concert series founder, the Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., a concert pianist, piano instructor, classical music presenter and Benedictine priest. It is awarded each season to an exceptionally talented young pianist at the beginning of his or her career, according to a release.

A free reception will follow the concert.

Park was born to cellist parents in Seoul, Korea. He moved to the United States shortly after making his orchestral debut with Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10. He holds a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.

In the 2018-2019 season, Park is presenting a series of concerts with an all-American program, including classics of Samuel Barber and George Gershwin, as well as works of living composers Daniel Temkin and Joel Puckett.

A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Park also has received top prizes from the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition, the Southeastern Piano Competition and the King Award for Young Artists, the release says.

A ticket for the Nov. 10 performance is $26.

Details: 724-805-2565 or concertseries.stvincent.edu

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