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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. 

Meet the Critic: Sang Woo Kang

Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by in News

Sang Woo Kang has joined the list of critics for the American Record Guide, America’s oldest classical music review magazine. Page 241 of the January/February 2013 issue contains a brief feature with some information about his background. Please check out the magazine for his reviews of the latest piano releases of Liszt, Debussy, Beethoven, and more. Subscribers can log in here for the latest issue.

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 – Dictionary.com 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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Upcoming Events

October 16, 2014: New York, NY

Lang Recital Hall
The City University of New York
Solo Recital

September 19-21, 2014: Cincinnati, OH

Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
Summit for MTNA Leadership

July 30, 2014: Waterville, ME

Colby College
Atlantic Music Festival
Master Class

July 25, 2014: Waterville, ME

Colby College
Atlantic Music Festival
Chamber Recital

July 23, 2014: Waterville, ME

Colby College
Atlantic Music Festival
Chamber Recital