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Sang Woo Kang, Professor of Piano at Sungshin University

Posted on 09. Mar, 2016 by in News

Sang Woo Kang has been appointed as a Professor of Piano at Sungshin University in Seoul, Korea for the 2016 academic year. He is currently on sabbatical at Providence College. For more information about Sungshin University, please visit their site here.

Sang Woo Kang Conducts Providence College Orchestra

Posted on 21. Nov, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be conducting the Providence College Orchestra in a concert of Haydn, Piazzolla, and Mozart on Sunday, November 22, at 2 PM. The Orchestra features students and faculty of Providence College as well as members of the surrounding community.

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Photos by Justin James Muir

Scarlatti Recording for NAXOS

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be recording keyboard works by Domenico Scarlatti for the NAXOS label (forthcoming Spring 2016).

Latest Blog Posts

Piano Practice Tip #1: Less is More

Posted on 27. Sep, 2017 by in Blog

wr3vTDyI have been teaching my students that the fewer notes or units you practice, the more information you retain.

The idea is simple. When you practice, aim for fewer notes to play. Work on small sections, dive in to the root, get to the point, and always think. Some tips:

  1. fingerings
  2. coordination
  3. practicing hands separate
  4. listening to phrasing
  5. rhythm alteration

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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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