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Pianist Ko-Eun Yi to Perform at Raitt Recital Hall

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi will come to Pepperdine University’s Raitt Recital Hall in Malibu on Sunday, October 15, at 2 PM, as the first artist in the 2017-18 Recital Series.

Yi’s program, “The Glory,” includes Bach’s French Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major; Massiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus (Twenty Ways of Looking at the Infant Jesus); Haydn’s Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI:23; and Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (Poetic and Religious Harmonies). 

A winner of the 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, Yi has garnered numerous top prizes in her young career, with recent successes at the 2010 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati and the 2011 Wideman International Piano Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

At the October 2013 CAG competition, Yi was awarded the Victor & Sono Elmaleh Piano Prize, and her New York recital debut was in 2015 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the CAG New York Series. She has also had engagements resulting from her CAG victory with the Dupage Symphony Orchestra near Chicago and the Roswell Symphony in New Mexico, as well as recitals for the Trust Performing Arts Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Art Trail Gallery in South Carolina.

Additional recent concerto highlights for Yi include performances with the Barcelona, Jerusalem, and Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Aspen Concert Orchestra, working with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Leon Fleisher, and Christopher Wilkins.

A compelling recitalist, Yi has given solo concerts around the United States at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Bossier ‘Jam’n Bread’ Chamber Series in Shreveport, Louisiana, and at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, as well as internationally in Spain and Korea.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Yi began her piano studies at the age of three. She earned her bachelor and master of music degrees at The Juilliard School studying with Jerome Lowenthal, and completed her professional Studies degree with André-Michel Schub at the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree at Stony Brook University in New York, with Christina Dahl.

Ticket prices range between $10 and $28, and are required for attendance. For additional information about the performance, and to purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website.