Song and Hwang’s upcoming flute recital marks new beginning

German School of Music Weimar 4th-year flute students Hyeri Song (left) and Jiu Hwang rehearse with Professor Philipp Jundt.(Photo: Charles Ian Chun)

German School of Music Weimar 4th-year flute students Hyeri Song (left) and Jiu Hwang rehearse with Professor Philipp Jundt for their Duo Recital at Dolce Art Hall on Friday.
(Photo: Charles Ian Chun)

German School of Music Weimar 4th-year flute students Hyeri Song and Jiu Hwang will hold a recital tomorrow evening at Dolce Art Hall in Seoul.

Song and Hwang gave outstanding solo performances at last week’s GSMW graduation concert at Perigee Hall. Tomorrow’s recital will be a chance for the two students to express themselves in a more intimate setting. “Working so long together, we know how the other breathes,” says Hwang. “We have great chemistry!”

Joining Song and Hwang on stage tomorrow will be University of Suwon College of Music piano professor Shunji Hirota. A respected concert pianist, Hirota had been a longtime accompanist for GSMW. “We were so happy when Professor Hirota said he would play with us,” says Hwang.

“It’s a joy and an honor to perform with him again,” Song adds. “He always knows how to complement our playing. It makes everything easier.”

For the graduating students, tomorrow’s duo recital marks the end of a precious time in their lives. “Jiu and I studied together for four years,” Song explains. “and have played together in numerous ensembles during that time. This recital is a chance for us to do something special together, something we can look back on fondly after we graduate.”

Song and Hwang are among the top students of GSMW flute professor Philipp Jundt and guest professor Dorothee Binding. For him the recital marks the beginning of a great new relationship. “Like my professor Jeanne Baxtresser told me,” says Jundt, “I told my graduating students we are no longer teacher and student. We are now colleagues. I’m looking forward to what will be a fantastic first recital by my new colleagues Jiu Hwang and Hyeri Song. I’m honored to have had them as students and wish them lots of success.”

Tomorrow’s recital begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. See below for more details.

Hyeri Song & Jiu Hwang Duo Recital, Dolce Art Hall, Seoul. 12 December 2014.

Design by Jiu Hwang

Hyeri Song

Flute

Jiu Hwang

Flute

Shunji Hirota

Piano

Dolce Art Hall

Seoul

Friday 12 December 2014

6:30 p.m.

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Charles Ian Chun

Editor and web designer, The Kangnam Hakbo (English). Instructor, Department of Liberal Arts.

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