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New York Concert Review: Sang Woo Kang, Pianist in Review

Posted on 01. Nov, 2014 by in News

Rorianne Schrade has reviewed Sang Woo Kang’s October 16, 2014 Hunter College concert for the New York Concert Review, praising his “razor-sharp” performances of Corigliano, Mozart, and Chopin. Read the full article here!

Pianist Sang Woo Kang Returns to AMF for 2013 Season

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by in News

This summer, Pianist Sang Woo Kang will return to the Atlantic Music Festival for an exciting fifth season! Dr. Kang, program director of the Piano Institute and Seminar, will join other world-renowned artists and top faculty in the cultivation of young artists and the promotion of new music. The season will run from July 8 to August 4, and offers plenty of free chamber, orchestral, and solo concerts sure to please everyone. For information about upcoming concerts and other events, please go to the Atlantic Music Festival’s website for season calendar.

Clavier Companion May/June 2013

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by in News

For the May/June 2013 issue of Clavier Companion, Sang Woo Kang has reviewed pianist Mei Yi Foo’s release on Odradek Records, titled Musical Toys. For information on how to subscribe to the magazine, please go here. 

Latest Blog Posts

Concert Review: Pianist Kwiran Lee at the Sejong Chamber Hall, 6/16/14

Posted on 17. Aug, 2014 by in Blog

Acclaimed pianist and Ewha Woman’s University faculty member Kwiran Lee performed a dynamic and engaging solo recital of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann at Sejong Chamber Hall on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. A former student of renowned fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, Ms. Lee’s extensive background on period instruments shows in her treatment of the works on her program, even on a modern concert grand.

Attributes of her playing include delicacy of touch and clear interpretations, with subtle hints of pedal.

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On Minimalism: Repetition and Change

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by in Blog

Minimalism – defines the movement as “a reductive style or school of modern music utilizing only simple sonorities, rhythms, and patterns, with minimal embellishment or orchestrational complexity, and characterized by protracted repetition of figurations, obsessive structural rigor, and often a pulsing, hypnotic effect.”

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the experience of hearing Philip Glass’s “Mad Rush” at a concert, and noted back then that this was music that could be extremely beautiful both in its attractive textures, consonance, and hypnotism. On the other hand, I found it an extremely limited musical language [...]

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Water Music

Posted on 31. May, 2012 by in Blog

I think it’s fascinating to see the degree to which different kinds of artists are inspired by music. In literature, poems like T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, techniques like the sprung rhythm in Victorian poet’s Gerard Manley Hopkins’s sonnets, or the novella The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy are testament to that fact. But what about visual art? We’ve already seen in John Cage’s Notations that the visual element can be an important aspect in these composers’ attempts to represent sound. It’s equally fascinating to see how various visual artists were likewise inspired by music. [...]

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