103. Yoon-Wha Roh, piano

Sunday, March 24th, 2024 @7pm | “Quasi Una Fantasia”

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Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
Jed Distler, artistic director
“Quasi Una Fantasia”

Sunday, March 24th, 2024 @7pm

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

Livestream link provided upon request and artist approval.

John Corigliano (b. 1938)
Fantasia on an ostinato

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Quasi una fantasia”

I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

Franz Liszt
Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata S.161, No.7
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise-Fantasy, Op. 61
Jihyun Kim (b.1989)
Four Etudes for Piano

I. A Leaf Falls, Water Ripples
II. Effervescent
III. Chamber of Mirrors
IV. Pulsar Glitch

Acclaimed as “a pianist who lets her piano work do the talking, transporting her audience not only to a clearly defined place but also into a colorful adventure” (Hyde Park Herald), Yoon-Wha Roh has been acknowledged for her versatile and sophisticated performances. Roh has appeared as a celebrated soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. She has also been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, <Eumak Journal> and <The Piano>, for her orchestra performances and

Roh has won awards and prizes from numerous competitions including, London International Music Competition, Clara Schumann International Competition, Manhattan International Music Competition, National Artists Competition, American Prize, International Moscow Music Competition, Carles and Sofia Piano Competition, Piano Texas Concerto Competition, and Hakata Fukuoka International Piano Competition among others.

Other notable performances have been presented at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Seoul Arts Center, Aspen Harris Concert Hall, New York Steinway Hall, Jordan Hall, and Barnes Hall in Cornell University. She has appeared in major music festivals including Prague Music Performance, Aspen Music Festival, GMMFS, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Her international appearances include performances in Prague, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and South Korea.

Active as a chamber musician, Roh has served as a pianist in several ensembles such as Anonim Trio, Palouse Trio, Selway Trio, Cipriani Trio, and Baltimore Trio. She is also active as a clinician and competition judge. She has served as a competition judge for Manhattan International Music Concours, East Coast International Competition, and New York International Music Concours among others. Roh has received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award, New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit, New Jersey Senator Award, and Certificate of Achievement from the Mayor of New Jersey, Bergen County.

Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in music theory and art administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has earned Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory and Performance Diploma from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Roh currently teaches at Washington State University as Assistant Professor of Piano. Previously, she has taught at the University of Idaho, Towson University, Phillips Academy of Andover, and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Continuing Education. She is an active member of College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association.