Ohio University

College of Fine Arts welcomes visiting artist Kwan Yi, pianist, to the Athens Campus

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The Ohio University College of Fine Art’s School of Music is pleased to welcome pianist Kwan Yi for a full-day residency at the Athens campus on February 22nd, 2021. Yi will present a master class for students in the School of Music’s Keyboard Division and will perform a live-streamed solo recital at 8:00 PM. Join the livestream performance here. Yi’s visit is supported by the College of Fine Art’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Committee.

Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, Mann Performing Arts Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the Library of Congress, Metropolitan and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Auditorium du Louvre, Suntory Hall, and Seoul Arts Center. Yi has appeared as a soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra under the batons of Hans Graf, Julian Kuerti, and Mikhail Tartanikov. As a solo recitalist and masterclass instructor, he has completed residencies at University of Georgia, Michigan State University and Seoul National University. As a chamber musician Yi has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Miriam Fried, and Roberto Diaz on national tours and was invited to perform at the Kronberg, Ravinia, Trondheim, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals as well as Carnegie Hall Presents, Curtis Presents, CIM Mixon Hall Masters and the Harriman-Jewell and Peoples’ Symphony Concert Series. His performances have been broadcast by WQXR, Radio France and Radio Frankfurt. He has recorded for Hänssler label with violinist Itamar Zorman.

Yi's numerous honors and prizes include the Mieczyslaw Munz Prize, National Federation of Music Clubs Award, and prizes in the Sendai International Piano Competition in Japan.

Yi is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School and the Peabody Institute where he worked with Leon Fleisher and Robert McDonald. He currently serves as assistant professor of piano at the East Carolina University School of Music.