Piano duo recital to be held at Northwestern College
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Dr. Juyeon Kang, professor of music at Northwestern College, and Dr. Barbara Moser, professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, will present a piano duo recital on Saturday, Sept. 14. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
During the recital, titled “A Greeting from Vienna,” the pianists will perform five classical pieces, all written by composers who lived and worked in Vienna. Among the selections are “Sonata in D Major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein in C Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven. All five pieces will be played on one piano.
Kang and Moser will also present the recital at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis and as part of the Sioux City Chamber Music Series.
An acclaimed pianist, Moser regularly performs as a soloist in Austria and at international festivals and concerts. She has performed with orchestras, chambers, vocalists and instrument soloists, and she has recorded several CDs. Moser conducts seminars and master classes around the world. As a child, she studied piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and later studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Kang joined Northwestern’s faculty in 2003. During the 2018–19 academic year, Kang was on sabbatical, during which she studied and conducted research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she met Moser. A professional pianist, Kang has performed and conducted master classes on four continents and in several countries. She presented a solo recital in New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 2013 and has appeared as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras. Her performances have aired on television in Korea and on National Public Radio in the U.S., and she has recorded two CDs. Kang earned a doctorate and master’s degree in piano performance and literature from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She also earned a master’s degree in pedagogy of music theory from Eastman School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.