Pianist Slates Free Concert at K

Pianist Sookkyung Cho

Pianist Sookkyung Cho will perform a free concert Thursday, Oct. 17, in Kalamazoo College’s Dalton Theater at Light Fine Arts.

A Korean-born professional pianist noted for her career appearances at venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center will perform in a free concert at Kalamazoo College.

Sookkyung Cho will perform pieces by composers such as Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin and Alexander Scriabin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Dalton Theater at Light Fine Arts. A founding member of the New York-based Almava Trio, Cho has been featured in major music festivals including Yellow Barn, Norfolk and Sarasota, and was a performing associate at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

Before her appointment as an assistant professor of piano at Grand Valley State University in fall 2015, Cho was a member of the piano and chamber music faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory in Boston and the music theory faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Cho earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard, where she was honored with the prestigious John Erskine Graduation Prize. She also has a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Juilliard.

For more information about this concert, please contact the Music Department at 269.337.7070 or susan.lawrence@kzoo.edu.

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