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GVSU Faculty and Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Nam and Dr. Cho, Piano

GVSU Music Faculty member, Dr. Sookkyung Cho, joins Guest Artist, Dr. Beth Nam, to present an evening of four-hands piano repertoire. This event is free and open to the public!

GVSU Piano Students will have the opportunity to perform in a Master Class with Dr. Nam on the same day, Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 3pm in SVS Recital Hall.

About the performers:

Noted for her “sensitive and imaginative” (New York Concert Review) playing, Korean-born pianist Sookkyung Cho has been captivating worldwide audiences with her personal, thoughtful expressionist style. Recently accepting a position as Assistant Professor of Piano-Artist Performer at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, she is also a founding member of the New York-based Almava Trio. She has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University in China, among others, and was recently heard on Chicago’s WFMT.


Dr. Beth Nam has performed at prestigious institutions and venues, such as Carnegie Weil Recital Hall and Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, and has also won numerous competitions and scholarships including the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation Young Musician Competition and the 15th Annual Young Pianist Beethoven Competition. She was a recipient of several teaching fellowships at The Juilliard School including the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, Morse Fellowship, Piano Minor Fellowship, and the Music Advancement Program where her students have been granted acceptances to Juilliard and Manhattan Pre-Colleges and the Special Music School at Kaufman Center in New York City. Nam was a piano faculty member at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in New York City and the Concordia Conservatory in Bronxville. As an active chamber musician Nam is currently performing with the Allant trio which has recently released their first album titled ‘Ignition’ under Sony Classical, and their live performances have been broadcasted on ABC Classic FM in Australia, WFMT radio station in Chicago, and MBC network in Korea. In February 2014, the trio gave a highly acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City.

GVSU Faculty and Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Nam and Dr. Cho, Piano
  • Times:  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • February 28, 2018 to February 28, 2018
  • Grand Valley State University - Louise Armstrong Theatre
  • Free