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E-Na Song, Piano

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3 p.m., George Eastman Museum

E-Na Song, from the Eastman School of Music, performs a piano solo in the mansion. Free to members; incl. w/ museum admission.

Artist Bio

Born in Incheon and raised in Suwon and Seoul, South Korea, twenty-six year old pianist E-Na Song has been playing piano since age six. She studied at Sun-Hwa Arts School, Sun-Hwa Arts High School, and Seoul National University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree with Hyung-Bae Kim. She earned a Master of Music degree and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Rebecca Penneys. She works as a Teacher Assistance of Rebecca Penneys. When she was in Sun-Hwa Arts School and Sun-Hwa Arts High School, she was awarded Scholarship during 2002-2008, and she was also awarded Scholarship when she was in the Seoul National University.

As a soloist, she has been having recitals consistently, in and outside of school. Her solo recital has been held at Eastman School of Music annually. Being a part of Eastman School of Music Piano Series, she performs regularly for the series at Summit. She had her debut with "Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra," (conducted by Sang Hyun Park) in South Korea in 2014. She also had a memorable concert with "Torun Symphony Orchestra," (conducted by Anna Mroz) in Poland in 2015.

In addition to solo recitals, she has performed with choirs, singers, and instrumentalists. She used to work as an accompanist of "Seoul National University OB Choir" and "Korea Electric Power Corporation Choir." Since she came to the United States, she has worked as a studio accompanist, as a part of Graduate Award Scholarship, at Eastman School of Music for the past three years.

She has often interacted worldwide musicians by attending in various festivals and masterclasses in several countries; the Vienna Masterclass with Roland Batik in Austria, Seoul National University International Piano Academy in South Korea, Paderewski Piano Academy in Poland, and Rebecca Penneys's Piano Festival in the United States.