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GUEST: Hyunjung Rachel Chung, piano & Sungbae Kim, tenor (Mon 2/6)

MUSIC: Guest Artist Series
Performing Arts Center (405 Moon)
Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM (CT)


Since making her Carnegie Hall New York solo debut recital in 1996, Korean-American pianist HYUNJUNG RACHEL CHUNG has paved a multifaceted path as a performer, educator, adjudicator, recording artist, and avocational composer. Her solo and collaborative recitals have taken her throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She has appeared as a performer, presenter, and master teacher in many conferences and music festivals including National Music Teachers Association National Conference, College Music Society International Conference, San Giacomo Festival, Grumo Festival, Forty Fingers–Manifestazione Pianistica Internazionale, South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Arioso Musica Domani International Composition Prize, and Piano at Peabody Workshop.

Dedicated to the music of our time as well as the neglected and forgotten music, she has performed and recorded various piano solo works by women composers in her two award-winning albums in the Studio Jeeb label: My Cherished Garden: Piano Works by American Women Composers (2017) and Three Piano Sonatas by Women Composers (2018). She has enjoyed collaborations with many instrumentalists and singers. Particularly, she had performed as a member of Eureka Duo from 2014 to 2019 to present chamber music written by women composers. Also, she has frequently shared a stage with her husband and a tenor Dr. Sungbae Kim.

A virtuosic and lyrical tenor, SUNGBAE KIM has enjoyed singing various operatic roles. Highlights of his appearances include Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Delaware Valley Opera in New York, Alfredo in La Traviata with Hudson Opera Theater, Chanticleer in Chanticleer by S.Barab and Hem in Noah's Flood with Natchez Opera, Impresario in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Rutgers Opera, and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Ridge Light Opera, a Young Peasant (Daughter of Regiment) with the Atlanta Opera to name a few. He has also been invited to the Ash Lawn-Highland Summer Opera Festival, New Jersey Opera Young Artist Program, and Natchez Opera as an Artist in Residence.

With diverse ensemble groups, Kim also has performed as a tenor soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Chandos Anthem, and Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ. He was selected for the 2002 Operalia Placido Domingo Competition in Paris and won the Associated Teachers League Award in New York. Dr. Kim had the privilege of studying with W. Stephen Smith, Brian McIntosh, Martin Lies, Joseph Colaneri, and the late Nico Castel at the Mannes College of Music and the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University where he recently received his Doctor of Musical Arts in voice performance. As a certified audio engineer and producer, he’s been working with many artists and recently he participated in productions of New Balance commercials, various classical CDs, and digital singles. His digital single album Olim Lacus Colueram (Carmina Burana) is available online. Dr. Kim has served as a voice instructor at Georgia College and State University until 2022.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (405 Moon St)

TICKET PRICES: $12 Adult | $7 Texas State Student, Faculty, Staff
prices include processing fee.

This is a GENERAL ADMISSION show

BOX OFFICE OPENS 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW.

SEATING BEGINS BY 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SHOW.

Special Event Parking for all fine arts events occurring in Theatre Center and Performing Arts Center is now only available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street.

CONTACT: Texas State Presents | 512-245-6500

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