Piano Recital Offers Korean and Western Music

Hye-won Jo photoPianist Hye-Won Jo, who says she tries to use music as a means of pur­su­ing diplo­mat­ic effects inter­na­tion­al­ly, will give a recital of West­ern art music and her own arrange­ments of Kore­an vocal songs Fri­day, Octo­ber 23, 2015, at Orvis Audi­to­ri­um begin­ning at 7:30 p.m.

The recital, spon­sored by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa Music Depart­ment and Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, com­mem­o­rates the sev­en­ti­eth Anniver­sary of the end of the World War II and the nation­al inde­pen­dence of Korea.

Hye-Won Jo received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, her master’s degree from Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty in Bloom­ing­ton, and her doc­tor­ate from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Cham­paign. She is the win­ner of some twen­ty-nine nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. Her note­wor­thy per­for­mances have includ­ed a recital at the Kore­an ambassador’s res­i­dence to cel­e­brate the 2014 ASEAN–Republic of Korea Com­mem­o­ra­tive Sum­mit; a recital to cel­e­brate the 2015 Invest­ment Con­fer­ence host­ed by the ASEAN-Korea Cen­tre and the Korea Cham­ber of Com­merce and Indus­try; a recital to cel­e­brate the sev­en­ti­eth Nation­al Inde­pen­dence Day of Korea host­ed by the Kore­an Embassy and Cul­tur­al Cen­tre in Aus­tralia; and a recital to cel­e­brate the 2015 Old Town Fes­ti­val toward inclu­sion in the UNESCO World Her­itage List, host­ed by the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs.

Last year, she toured Europe and the year before, Asia. This year, she is tour­ing the Unit­ed States. As a schol­ar, her research projects and arti­cles have been pub­lished at inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences and in jour­nals.

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