Pianist Jinha Park offered a piano recital at Kumho Art Hall on May 27, 2016, at 8 PM which included Homenatge a Mompou commissioned and premiered by Dutch pianist Marcel Warms in 2006. This work was written as an homage to Catalonian composer Federico Mompou, which I had the pleasure to meet and play for back in the late 70s. Jinha’s recital also included works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann.
Homenatge a Mompou is published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag.
On March 29, 2016, 8 pm, pianist Mijung Im performed Mirage for piano at her solo recital at IBK Chamber Hall of the Seoul Arts Center. Im Mijung’s Korean tour included recitals at Mokpo National University, Concert Hall, on March 22, 5PM; Geochang Concert House Inc. on March 23, 7;30PM; Wonju Space Sammu, on April 2, 7;30PM; and Busan Cinema Center, Haneulyeon Theater on April 7, 7:30 PM. (Her recital also included works by Phillip Glass, W. L. Gillock, and Piazzolla.) In 1998, Mijung Im premiered Mirage at Merkin Hall in New York City after winning the Gold Medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition in 1997 where Mirage was the commissioned work. More info on Mijung’s program.
The Oakwood Chamber Players performed Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano on January 21 and 22, 2016, at the Oakwood Center for Arts & Education in Madison, WI.
Pianist Jinha Park will perform Mirage for piano by Elisenda Fábregas at the Christmas Concert sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in Seoul. The concert will take place at Pony Chung Hall, in Seoul, on December 14, 2015, at 7:30 PM. Her program will also include Ravel’s Alborada del grazioso.
American cellist David James Kim will perform Colores Andaluces for cello & piano with Jinha Park at the piano, at Olympus Hall in Seoul. David’s solo cello recital will also include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Debussy.
Pianist Jinha Park will perform Mirage for piano by Elisenda Fábregas at Kumho Art Hall, in Seoul, on October 9, 2015, at 3 PM. Her program will also include works by Scarlatti,Haydn, J.S., Bach, Schumann and Ravel. She performed this same program – “El Piano Emotional II” – at the Mas i Mas Festival this past August in Barcelona, Spain. The Embassy of Spain in Seoul and Bel String sponsor this recital.
On September 27, at 2:30 PM, Suzanne Snizek, flute; Joanna Hood, viola; and Michelle Mares, piano will perform Goyescas for flute, viola and piano by Elisenda Fábregas at Music on Sunday at TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. These three performers are faculty members of the University of Victoria School of Music.
Homenatge à Pau Casals (Homage to Pau Casals) for cello, was commissioned by American cellist David James Kim, in occasion of its premiere at the ‘Mas i Mas Festival’ in Barcelona on August 7, 2015. In this solo cello work, I pay homage to Catalan cellist Pau Casals by using ‘El cant dels ocells’ (The song of the birds), an original traditional Catalan Christmas song popularized by Pau Casals himself that became internationally known as a symbol of peace and freedom. Throughout this homage, I use the beginning ascending scale of ‘Cant dels ocells’ as a recurring motive embedded in the melodic structure. The tune in its entirety does not appear until the end as a symbol of hope for the future!
On June 25, at the inaugural concert of the Barcelona Festival of Song at CaixaForum Barcelona, Patricia Caicedo, soprano and director of BFS, Lenine Santos, tenor, and Nikos Stavlas, piano, will perform the world premiere of Tiempo de amor for soprano, tenor and piano. Tiempo de amor was commissioned by BFS and Elisenda will be the composer in residence there.