OU Piano Student Yoonsook Song selected for Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition
Ohio University graduate piano performance and pedagogy student, Yoonsook Song, was one of eighteen pianists selected to participate in the Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition (http://www.dcspianocompetition.org) held in Dallas, Texas on March 14-16, 2013. As part of the competition, she was selected to perform Lowell Liebermann’s Gargoyles, Op. 29 in a special public master class taught by Dr. Carol Leone.
Marina Lomazov (right) critiques Yoonsook Song during a master class in Glidden Hall.
Yoonsook Song - Biography
Born in Suwon, Korea Yoonsook Song began playing the piano at the age of four. A recipient of the prestigious University Fellowship, she studied with professor Jaehee Hyun at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where she graduated magna cum laude. During her tenure at Sejong University, Ms. Song performed recitals every year, and in particular was invited to perform at the “2008 Debut Concert” for the most talented pianists in Seoul. Her successful performances reinforced her passions and interest in piano music, which led to an entrance to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received a master’s degree in piano performance under the direction of renowned pianist, Professor John Steele Ritter.
Ms. Song has received numerous other prizes and awards for her performances, including the Kimpo College Competition, The Piano Society of Korea Competition, Ohio University Soloist Competition and Graves Piano Competition. More recently, she has performed with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the Student Soloist Competition. Her master class experience includes performances for Ian Hobson, Peter Takacs and Aguilles delle Vigne, Gerald Fauth at the Leipzig Music Festival in Germany.
She is currently completing a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the Ohio University School of Music under the direction of Dr. Youmee Kim for piano performance and Dr. Christopher Fisher and Gail Berenson for piano pedagogy. At Ohio University, she holds a graduate teaching assistantship. She is also on the faculty of the Athens Community Music School. As a member of MTNA and as a Vice President of the Ohio University MTNA Collegiate Chapter, she has participated in a wide variety of conferences.