7:30PM | THE WHITING AUDITORIUM
Enrique Diemecke conductor
Joonghun Cho piano,
William C. Byrd Young Artist
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 4
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Although Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 was completed in 1806, he couldn't find anyone to perform it. It sat on a shelf gathering dust until its public premiere on December 22, 1808, when the composer himself performed it. Dvořák's "New World Symphony" has been described as one of the most popular of all symphonies – your ears can be the judge!
Born in Suwon, South Korea, Joonghun received his early education in Seoul at the Yewon School and Seoul Art High School where he studied with Min Sook Jeon, Tong-il Han and Hyoung Joon Chang. After immigrating to the United States, he went to Rochester, New York to study at the Eastman School of Music with Barry Snyder where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Thereafter he moved to Michigan to study with Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan where he completed his Master of Music and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts.