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Piano series features award-winning Korean pianist

Monday, January 27, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—An award-winning Korean pianist will be the 14th annual Homer Carhart Guest Pianist at Hood College on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall.

Yong Hi Moon, who made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 10 as winner of the National Korean Broadcasting Competition, will perform works by Schubert, Albeniz and Schumann.

Moon performs extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the United States as a recitalist and soloist. She has appeared with the Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Korean National symphony orchestras, and since 1990 has been regularly invited to perform and give master classes throughout her native Korea.

Among her many awards are the top prizes in the Elena-Rombro Stepanow Competition in Vienna and the Viotti International Competition in Vercelli, Italy. Moon was also a prize winner in the Vienna da Motta Competition in Lisbon, Portugal, and received the Chopin Prize from the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland.

She collaborates regularly with her husband, pianist and conductor Dai Uk Lee, and is in high demand as a guest master class teacher and adjudicator. She served as a faculty member at Michigan State University School of Music for 15 years before joining the faculty of Peabody Conservatory of Music in 2002, where she continues to teach full time.

The annual concert series, established with an endowed gift by the late chemist and amateur composer Homer Carhart, has featured such renowned artists as Leon Fleisher, Santiago Rodriguez, Brian Ganz, Ann Schein, Malcolm Bilson, Jeffrey Biegel and Martin Jones.

For further information, contact Noel Lester, concert manager, at 301-696-3429 or via email at nlester@hood.edu.