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Last updated on Friday, January 17, 2014
(BLOOMFIELD) - The Bloomfield First Baptist Church Friday Concert Series will host South Korean pianist Eunjin Bang.
Bang was born in South Korea and started piano studies at age 4 and began winning awards in national competitions from a very early age, according to Younkyung Rhea Kim, FBC's music director.
The concert will start at 7 p.m tonight at First Baptist Church which is located on Lincoln Drive. The concert is free (donations are appreciated). There will be a reception after the concert to meet and talk with Bang after the concert.
The Greene County Daily World reports, Bang attended junior high at Yewon School of Music and entered Seoul Arts High School before she came to the United States in 2007.
She graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with Young Artist diploma in 2008 and Bachelor's of Music degree in 2012. She was the recipient of a full scholarship under Associate Professor Haewon Song.
Bang has won first prize in the Chinese Professional Entrepreneur Scholarship Competition, second prize in the Music Teacher's National Association state competition, and fourth prize in the 2008 Oberlin International Piano Competition (currently the Cooper International Competition). Her performances have been broadcast on WCLV (Cleveland). Bang has given recitals in such prestigious halls as the Kumho Arts and Yiwon Munhwa Centers in Korea, and has performed as soloist in the United States, Germany, and Canada as well.
During the summers she has attended several music festivals, including the Aria International Summer Academy and the Gijon International Piano Festival. Bang has also participated in master classes given by Malcolm Bilson, Enrique Graf, Lambert Orkis, and Xiang Zou.
In 2012, she was selected to perform in the Danenberg Honors Recital at Oberlin Conservatory. She is currently studying at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University pursuing Master's of Music degree under Professor Emile Naoumoff.
The program will be Cesar Franck, Prelude, Choral, and Fugue (1884); Joseph Haydn Sonata in A-flat Major Hob.XVI 46; J.S.Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903; and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Moment Musicaux Op.16, No.3 in B Minor(Andante Cantabile), and No.4 in E Minor(Presto).
Bang will talk briefly about each piece before she begins playing.
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