Precollege Faculty: Chamber Music
“Passionate,” “expressive,” “bold,” and “sensitive:” this is how critics glowingly described pianist Kayoung An’s performance with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie at the Seoul Arts Center. It “penetrated deep into the heart, evoking an image of an artist painting on a canvas with a brush” (Music Review, August 2017).
Pianist Kayoung An has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Korea, Canada, and Italy. She toured in Korea with Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie in 2017 and performed with renowned orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonians, Amadeo Philharmonic Society, Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra, Contemporary Repertoire Orchestra, and Morningside Heights Chamber Orchestra.
Her performances have been widely broadcasted on Belfast Community Radio (WBFY 100.9), KBS Classic FM (Musical Common Ground), KBS-TV (Music Anchor Desk), and Cogeco TV. Kayoung has also been interviewed by the Bar Harbor Music Festival, Netherland’s Luister, Korea’s Music Today and Music Journal, and the East Hampton Star. During her dedicated musical career, she was fortunate to work with prominent conductors such as Gábor Hontvári, Lawrence Golan, Francis Fortier, and others.
She recently produced a premier recording of Bernard Hoffer’s Concerto Grosso for Piano and Strings (2014) with conductor David Gilbert. Since the 2021 season, she has been on a grand project documenting the complete piano/chamber music of the international award-winning composer Bernard Hoffer. She collaborates extensively with outstanding musicians of the New York City Ballet.
Dr. Kayoung An received her D.M.A. from the Manhattan School of Music. Her doctorate dissertation is titled 20th Century Piano Etudes: Special Challenges and Special Rewards. She has been a guest lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music (college division) since 2020 to speak on her dissertation and piano etudes. She also holds degrees from the New England Conservatory (M.M), Colburn Conservatory (A.D), and Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M).
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2022.
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