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Performing Arts and Concert Series

Rachel Kudo (sponsored event)

Sep 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Glidden Recital Hall

Presented by the Ohio University School of Music & Arts for Ohio with sponsorship support from the Ohio University Performing Arts Series.

First prize winner of the 2018 Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, American pianist RACHEL KUDO has been captivating audiences around the globe with her "stunning virtuosity" and "miracle of flawless technique and expressive versatility" as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician.

Ms. Kudo made her orchestral debut performing Tchaikovsky's First Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain. She has appeared as a soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic in Poland and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Ireland, among others.

Ms. Kudo made her recital debut at the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Poland. Further performances include Chopin's birth house "Zelazowa Wola," Lazienki Park, the Royal Castle in Poland, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, Stradivarius Museum in Cremona, Aspen Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Strathmore Mansion in Washington D.C., Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York. Ms. Kudo has also made appearances at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, Nagoya International Youth Music Festival in Japan, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Joye in Aiken Festival in the United States.

Ms. Kudo is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received the Chopin Prize, Arthur Rubinstein Prize, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, Juilliard/Sanders/Tel Aviv Museum Recital Prize, and was a two-time winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. She is also the winner of a Gilmore Young Artist Award, was named a Davidson Fellow Laureate by the Davidson Institute of Talent Development and was a three-time recipient of the Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship in Japan. She has been invited to Carnegie Hall's Professional Training Workshops, working with pianists Emanuel Ax and Sir Andras Schiff.

Born in Washington D.C. to Japanese-Korean parents, Ms. Kudo began studying piano at the age of four with the late Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. She has studied with Richard Goode, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, Gilbert Kalish, Kum-Sing Lee, and currently works with Leon Fleisher. She currently divides her time between New York City and Venice, Italy.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
8:00 PM

Glidden Recital Hall

Admission is free and open to the public.





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