Private: Hyoung-Ryoul Kim and Shin-Young Park

August 21, 2019, 12:15 pm

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Saxophonist Hyoung-Ryoul Kim is joined by pianist Shin-Young Park with a contemporary program of works by for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.

Hyungryoul Kim, from Seoul, Korea, is currently pursuing a DMA in saxophone Performance and Literature from Prof. Richtmeyer’s studio at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated from the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree and earned master’s degree from the Eastman school of Music, Rochester NY. He received the 4th prize (no 1st and 2nd prizes were awarded) at the Osaka International Competition (2007), as well as a Performance Certificate from Eastman (2012). In addition, he won the concerto competition of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015).

He has had extensive orchestral performance experience, including performances with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Gyeonggi Provincial Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Seung-Nam Symphonic Orchestra, as well as appearing as soloist with the Chun-Cheon Philharmonic Orchestra.

As he is found member of Alaric saxophone quartet and A2 Quartet, the quartets won the Alternate in the 2012 MTNA New York State Competition, advanced to semi-final of 2014 NASA( North America Saxophone Alliance), and named finalist of Coleman Chamber Music Competition 2015.

He has performed in master classes for Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Formeau, Nobuya Sugawa, Kenneth Tse, Lars Mlekusch, and Nikita Zimin.

Pianist Shin-Young Park, a native of Seoul, South Korea, has performed in the United States, Europe, and South Korea both as a soloist and a collaborative artist.

Park received her musical training at Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in South Korea. She has won numerous awards and prizes including winning of Krannert Debut Artist Award, Sinfonia da Camera Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, the Ross Fellowship, the Langford Fellowship, the Gilmore Fellowship, Korea Chopin Competition, Samick Piano Competition, and many more. After graduating from Seoul National University where she received a Bachelor of Music degree with honors, she moved to the United States and earned a Master of Music degree as a recipient of University Graduate Scholarship from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Park has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York; Czech Museum of Music in Prague, Czech; Auditorium Gilles de la Rocque in Courchevel, France; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana; Music Room at the Galeria San Juan in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kumho Museum; Youngsan Art Hall in Seoul; Dalton Center Recital Hall in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the University of Illinois President’s House in Urbana; and also appeared at Young Artist Series in Maiori, Italy.

She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a recipient of a three-year full scholarship, the Langford Fellowship, and the Ross Fellowship under the guidance of pianist Ian Hobson.

Biographies and photographs courtesy of IMF Chicago.


Sonata in C-Sharp, by Fernande Decruck
Très modéré expressif
Nocturne et Rondel

KuKu, by Barry Cockcroft

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, by Paul Creston
With Vigor
With Tranquility
With Gaiety

Tango Escualo, by Astor Piazzolla