On July 30th at 7PM, Dr. Min will be performing classical arrangements and hymns as a gift to our congregation. Performances will include special guests Jieun Lee on piano, Jeong Hoon Lee on flute & vocalist Laura Bateman.
The recital will include Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Arensky and Dvorak dances, and works by Schumann and Joel Raney.
This event is open to the public and free to all. First United Methodist Church The Colony is located at 4901 Paige Road.
About Dr. Min Kyung Kim
Korean Pianist Min Kyung Kim serves on piano faculty at Grayson College and recently earned doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Music & Medicine under Joseph Banowetz and Dr. Kris Chesky at the University of North Texas. She completed her bachelor degree in Piano Performance at the Myongji University in South Korea and Master’s degree in Piano Performance with Joseph Banowetz at UNT. As a pianist, she was recently awarded as a first-prize winner at the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Music Competition and first prize winner at the 2019 IMC International Piano and String Competition. She performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2018 and 2019. Ms. Kim and her colleague, Jake Moon has premiered and recorded a Complete Music for Piano Duo and Duet, Volume two of Dmitry Shostakovich for Toccata Classics in London in 2016. Praised by critics as “skillful reading and energized performances… clean articulation … they’re terrific together”, they were described as being “powerful advocates of the music and clearly had a ball…” by MusicWeb International. She is a Toccata Classics Artist.
Ms. Kim has also appeared in performances in the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, United States International Duo Piano Competition in Colorado, and the 250th Anniversary of Mozart in Korea and numerous solo recitals and chamber recitals. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes in Korea and the United States including those held by Music Education News Competition, the Korea Philharmonic Orchestra Competition, the Ye Won University Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. She was recognized as an outstanding student in piano performance while at Myongji University and received the outstanding student scholarships. Throughout her master and doctoral studies, she has been the recipient of the James T. Rhea Scholarship, College of Music/USC Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarships and the Raupe Grant. Ms. Kim’s fascination with performing health issues has led her to explore relationships between musicians and their health problems. As a researcher, she is a current student researcher at the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health with Dr. Chesky. She presented a paper on memorizing problems and performance anxiety among pianists at the 2014 Performing Arts Medicine Association in Aspen, Colorado and the 2016 Federation of North Texas Area Universities.
About Jieun Lee
Jieun Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and began piano studies at the age of six. She entered Sunhwa Arts Middle and High School in South Korea and made her orchestral debut at the age of 14 with the Gangdong Symphony Orchestra in Seoul. During her undergraduate studies at Chugye University for the Arts, she received an honors scholarship for outstanding academic performance and has performed at the Ewon Cultural Center, the Seoul Economic Daily Cheju Winter Festival, the J & R Music Festival, the 15th Annual Concert of Chugye University, and the Concertos night of Chugye University.
After moving to the United States in 2013, she won first prize at the Isabel Scionti competition, the Rose Petroff Foundation Piano Competition. In summer 2019, she won first prize at the Golden Classical International Music Competition and also won second prizes and Granados special mention at the IBLA International Competition and Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Competition in Ragusa, Italy. She was a recipient of the Korean American Foundation Scholarship, Academic Achievement scholarship, and the Dean’s Camerata scholarship from the University of North Texas. She has performed at the Carnegie Hall, the Dallas Public Library, the PianoTexas International Piano Festival in Fort-Worth and International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York. She has also participated in the master classes of Jerome Rose, Victor Rosenbaum, Sean Chen, Tamás Ungár, Andrey Ponochevny, Billy Eidi, Herve Billaut, Massimo Somenzi and the Baumer String Quartet.
About Jeong Hoon Lee
Jeong Hoon Lee, a native of South Korea, is an active recitalist, collaborative artist, and teacher throughout the U.S. and Asia. He has performed internationally including Seoul Arts Center, Expo Arts Hall, Auer Hall, Musical Arts Center in Indiana, Murchison Performing Arts Center and made a debut concert at the Carnegie hall in New York as the first prize winner of American Protégé International Competition in 2018. In this summer, he has placed first prize at the Golden Classical International Music Competition. He has also participated in the master classes of Jasmine Choi, Susan Milan, Jaffrey Khaner, Jeanne Baxstresser, and Paul Edmund-Davies. Mr. Lee received a Bachelor of Music from the Mokwon University in Daejeon, Master of Music and Performer Diploma from the Indiana University at Bloomington. He is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of North Texas, where he served as a Teaching Fellow under Mary Karen Clardy. He also was the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Fellowship, Ben E. Keith Foundation Music Scholarship and Toulouse Graduate School Awards for Academic Achievements. His previous teachers are Min Park, Kathryn Lukas and he recently joined as an adjunct faculty of the Northlake College in Irving, TX.