BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Pianists Hye-Jung Hong and Wei-Han Su will give a performance, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music, on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Westbrook Auditorium in Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public.
Hong debuted at the Palace of Arts in Seoul, and since then, her reputation has spread across the globe through recitals and concerts across Asia, Europe and North America. In addition, she has appeared as concerto soloist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in concert series in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University.
Hong currently serves as an Associate Professor of Piano at Missouri State University, where she was inducted into the National Music Honor Society (Pi Kappa Lambda) in 2005, two years after her colleague Wei-Han Su.
Su’s music career has also taken him across the globe to prestigious venues, such as the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, where he made his orchestral debut in 1991. After graduating with honors from Cambridge University, Su received a Master of Music degree and the Performer’s Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London, where he won the Chappell Gold Medal, the College’s highest honor for pianists. He went on to earn his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he served as a faculty member and received a Peabody Career Development Grant in 2003.
Su is now Professor of Piano at Missouri State University, and during his time there has been inducted into the National Music Honor Society in 2003 and given a University Award in Teaching in 2005.
For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Rachel McCarthy '21