91. James Featherstone & Kangeun Lee, piano

Sunday, January 14th, 2024 @2pm

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91.

Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
Jed Distler, acting artistic director
 
presents

Edward Auer International Solo Piano Competition Winners
 

James Featherstone, piano (2023)
Kangeun Lee, piano (2022)

Sunday, January 14th, 2024 @2pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Livestream: YouTube


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Franz Schubert
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935

James Featherstone, piano

~Intermission~

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Études-Tableaux, Op. 39, No. 8 & 9

Claude Debussy
Preludes, Book 2, L.123, No. 12 (Feux d'artifice)

Robert Schumann
Carnaval, Op. 9


Kangeun Lee, piano


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James Featherstone is a graduate student at IU Jacobs School of Music in the Master of Music degree program where he studies with Edward Auer. James holds a Bachelor of Music from JSoM, during which he studied with Karen Shaw, as well as the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.

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Pianist Kangeun Lee, a native of South Korea, is pursuing a Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Edward Auer and is serving as an associate instructor of piano at the Jacobs School of Music. She began playing the piano at the age of four and later made her international debut at Mozarthaus in Vienna. She has performed in numerous cities, including Budapest, Shenyang, Bloomington, Suwon, Seongnam, Daegu, and Seoul. She completed her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University, where she was fully funded by an Eminence Scholarship and a merit-based scholarship. She graduated with honors (summa cum laude) and earned the University President’s Award, which is awarded to one person every year from the pool of all students completing their bachelor’s degrees in Music. To expand her skills and experience, Lee began studying in the United States and earned a master’s degree at the Jacobs School of Music, where she was awarded the John Winston Spanier Fellowship for two years. Previously, in Korea she won first prize at the Sungjung Music Competition, Suri Music Competition, Korea Young Artist Music Competition, and Seoul National Scholarship Competition, among others. She was invited to celebrate the inauguration of the United States ambassador in Korea that was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recently, she has won the 2023 Indianapolis Matinee Musical Collegiate Award, Farwell Trust Award at the MCW Scholarship Award Competition, and Larry Davis Memorial Award at the 2022 NSAL Piano Competition. Further, she was one of five finalists at the American International Piano Competition in Washington D.C. and a semifinalist at the Ke’alohi International Piano Competition in Hawaii.

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