WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces: Pianist Changyong Shin'WQXR's Midday Masterpieces'
Originally Aired: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Photo courtesy of the artist
Take a respite from your busy work day with a free concert presented by WQXR.
Hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from classical music’s best-loved composers. Leave the emails, phone calls and work behind and settle in for an hour of musical serenity.
This month’s performance is by pianist Changyong Shin.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op. 10
Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat, Op. 18
Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 34 No. 1
Waltz in A-flat, Op. 42, “The Two-Four Waltz”
Granados: Goyescas No. 1 (Los Requiebros)
About the artist
Passionate, inspired performances and brilliant technique are the hallmark of pianist Changyong Shin, First Prize winner of the 2018 Gina Bachauer International Artist Piano Competition, 2018 Rencontre Internationale des Pianistes “Prix Zygmunt Zaleski” in Paris, and 2017 Seoul International Piano Competition. With performances in South Korea, Italy, France, the UK, and across the United States, and a growing reputation for compelling interpretations, Mr. Shin is developing an international career as a soloist and chamber musician.
Highlights of Mr. Shin’s 2018-19 season include recitals at Korea’s Seoul Art Center’s IBK Hall; with Arts Symphony at Seoul Art Center Concert Hall and Seongnam Art Center; and recording a second album for the Steinway & Sons label for release in 2019-20.
Recent credits include recitals at Italy’s Barletta Piano Festival, the Kumho Cultural Foundation’s Rising Star series, Paris’s Salle Cortot Hall, New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Tennessee’s Evelyn Miller Young Pianists Series. Orchestral engagements include the KBS Orchestra at Seoul’s Lotte Concert Hall, Gwacheon Philharmonic Orchestra at Seoul Art Center, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Festival credits include France’s Zygmunt Zaleski Festival, Wisconsin’s Green Lake Festival of Music, and the UK’s Oxford Piano Festival. Mr. Shin’s acclaimed January 2018 debut CD on the Steinway & Sons label, comprising works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, was listed as one of the “Best New Recordings of 2018” by WQXR.
A native of South Korea, 24-year-old Changyong Shin holds a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master’s degree in Music from The Juilliard School, where he is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program.