2019-2020 Music Mosaics Series Kicks Off with a Concert By Award-Winning Pianist

At 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 15 in Light Recital Hall, the UW-Whitewater Department of Music will present a piano concert by faculty member and award-winning pianist Dr. Myung Hee Chung. Entitled, Farewell to Summer, Chung’s performance will kick off the season as the first concert in the six-part series. There is still time to subscribe and save! See all 6 concerts for $54 or less. Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu, by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office, or the Information Services Desk in the University Center.

The Music Mosaic series benefits the UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Scholarship Fund, which allows for the opportunity to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence. Last year we were able to award scholarships to over 65 students.

Chung will perform Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major (Les Adieux) by Ludwig Van Beethoven, in three movements, and Fredrick Chopin’s Four Ballads, considered to be some of the most challenging pieces in piano repertoire. Born in Korea, Chung began piano at the age of 4, and by age 10, she had won several national competitions. Recognizing her talent, Arthur Rubenstein encouraged Chung to study at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. 

The next performance to be held within the Music Mosaic series is Five Times The Jazz, which will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 29 in the Light Recital Hall. 

Subscribe and save! See all 6 concerts for $50 or less. Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, going online to tickets.uww.edu, by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office, or the Information Services Desk in the University Center. Single tickets can be purchased for adults ($12), seniors over 65 ($10), children under 18 ($5.50), and UW-Whitewater students with a valid ID ($5.50).

About the Artist
Born in Korea, Myung Hee Chung started playing the piano at the age of 4, and won prestigious national competitions in Korea by the age of 10. She came to the United States at 17 to study under Tong-Il Han and later attended the Juilliard School in New York on a scholarship, studying with Martin Canin, and received her B.M. and M.M. degrees. Her D.M.A. degree is from Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with renowned pianist Gary Graffman.  Dr. Chung has received numerous national and international awards.  She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and the Far East and has performed with many major orchestras including the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Baltimore, and Portland, as well as the New Philharmonic and Seoul Philharmonic. In August 1995, she joined the faculty at UW-Whitewater, where she is a full Professor and Keyboard coordinator. She has judged many competitions including Missouri Southern International competition and has given masterclasses in universities in the US and Korea.

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