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|Stravinsky, Brahms, Debussy|
Alpin Hong Piano Debut
Equally captivating in his interpretations of Schubert, Shostakovich, Schoenberg or Stravinsky, Alpin Hong thrills audiences with his stunning virtuosity, artistic vision, and irreverent style. First Prize Winner at the 20... more »
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Equally captivating in his interpretations of Schubert, Shostakovich, Schoenberg or Stravinsky, Alpin Hong thrills audiences with his stunning virtuosity, artistic vision, and irreverent style. First Prize Winner at the 2001 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and the first pianist in eight years to win CAG?s highest honor, his charismatic performance won him standing ovations and the jury?s unanimous vote. Mr. Hong?s concert itinerary spans the continental United States, with recital and orchestral engagements across the globe. Recent performances include Los Angeles? Wilshire Ebell Theatre and Royce Hall at UCLA, Weill Recital Hall, Rockhotel Pianofest, Merkin Concert Hall?s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Seoul?s Hoam Arts Center, the Frick Arts Centre, Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos in Panama, as well as numerous concerto performances. A native of Los Angeles, Alpin Hong is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He made his orchestral debut with the Kalamazoo Symphony at age 10, and soon after won the 1989 Stravinsky Piano Competition and the 1994 Los Angeles Spotlight Awards Competition He has since developed an international career, recently performing with the Korean Broadcast Symphony, as well as at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, and at Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Festival appearances include the Music Academy of the West, Aspen and Bowdoin Summer Music Festivals.
A true masterpiece
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Hong (take my word) is an exccelent piano player. About 4 days ago I went to one of his concerts. He played like a pro. He gave a master piano class, I play piano myself and he was a big inspiration and A person who I truly admire.
The music on this CD is great, it makes me relax when i hear it. I love classical music. And i know you will to.
Since the concert, I know Mr. Hong would probably read this since he told us that he checked amazon out. YOu were excellent. You have a real pure talent.
To everybody, buy this CD, I like it and i know you will to.
J. Poss | Pahrump, Nevada | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just came from the Dame Myra Hess Noontime Wednesday concert at the Chicago Cultural Center and I must say I have never been so emotionally moved by a pianist before as I was with Alpin Hong. Not only was his performance a whirlwind emotional experience but his technical abilities were truly electrifying. After the concert I immediately went to the Cultural Center store and purchased his debut CD, as many others did. The CD was even better than his live performance and the recording quality is superb. Don't miss this artist, he is what the classical music world is STARVING for, an artist who gets so much joy from his performances and communicates that joy though his music. He takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride on this CD and his technical abilities truly must be heard to be believed. Yes, he is flamboyant, but his inner voices are always heard clearly and his nuances are poetic. I'm going to tell you right now, right here, that he will be known as the "poet of the piano". He is a magnificent artist of true PASSION!!
Alpin, thanks for signing my CD!!
Classical music can be fun
L. kauffman | 09/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having met Mr. Hong and enjoyed his concerts, I can only wait for more CD's by him. He not only makes the piano laugh, cry and yell; he has a personality that makes an audience sorry that any concert is over. Because of his performance, I returned to piano lessons so I could learn a Brahms Intermezzo he performed so well."