KEARNEY – A group of five Kearney musicians will perform a Salon Miniature chamber concert at 5 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 9) at UNK’s G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture.
The event includes poetry reading by Seth Yoonsoo Choi, an eighth-grade student at Kearney’s Horizon Middle School. Choi sang in the National Middle School Choral festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2014 and has portrayed characters in two short films in South Korea and Oklahoma.
In 2015, he moved to the United States from South Korea and received a Certificate of Artistic Achievement from the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Since then his art has been exhibited at Museum of Nebraska Art and Joslyn Museum in Omaha.
The concert also includes accompanist Carol Gangwish of Kearney, University of Nebraska at Kearney lecturer Heidi Farrell on oboe, UNK collaborative pianist Jayoung Hong, and cellist Eunkyung Son. Son is visiting assistant professor of cello and director of String Project at UNK for 2017-18.
The following are bios of each performer:
Heidi Farrell – Farrell is an active oboe instructor and performer. She is principal oboist of Kearney Symphony and enjoys performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician at UNK. Farrell has played with such ensembles as Brule, Cirque de la Symphonie, Mannheim Steamroller, Nebraska Chamber Players, and Sioux City, Lincoln and Hastings Symphonies.
Carol Gangwish – Gangwish has been accompanying since age 12 and was a lecturer and accompanist at UNK. She serves as accompanist for the Platte River Singers and various community and university concerts. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association and served on the Minnesota board, and she currently serves on the Nebraska board for the state associations. She has 18 private piano students in her studio from Minnesota and Nebraska.
Jayoung Hong – Hong has taught at several universities in Korea and Canada for 14 years and performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall in New York and international venues in Berlin, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, New Caledonia, South Africa, Taiwan, Korea, Canada and England.
As a Carnegie Hall Festival pianist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium-Perelman Stage in New York several times a year since 2007. In 2017-18, she will perform solo recitals at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Seward Civic Center in Nebraska and Busan National University of Education in Korea, in addition to collaborative performances at Carnegie Hall Festival in New York, Salzburg Dom festival in Austria and Josyln Museum in Omaha.
Eunkyung Angela Son – Son served as a faculty member at Central Music Academy at Central College in Iowa, the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival in Iowa, and Cello Summer Camp at Wesleyan University in Illinois. Son also taught at Illinois State University and the University of Iowa as a teaching assistant, and Marion Music Academy as an instructor
Son has performed concerts in Korea, Japan and the United States. She played with various ensembles such as Center for New Music at University of Iowa, New Music Ensemble 319, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Orchestra Iowa and Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.