Shoko Hikage, Koto
Friday, June 14
Shoko Hikage, koto
- Shoko Hikage in a portrait concert of Hyo-shin Na's music
Shoko Hikage, the distinguished Koto (Japanese zither) player, will give a recital of San Francisco based Korean composer Hyo-shin Na's music. Thomas Schultz, pianist and Narae Kwon, kayageum (Korean zither) will join Hikage. The program will include Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems (2012 - 2013) for koto solo, Koto Music (2011) for koto solo, Night Procession of the Hundred Demons(2011) for koto solo, Echos of Harmonious Music (2012) for koto and kayageum, Chrysanthemum Song (2012) for koto and kayageum, Song of the Firewood (2010) for kayageum solo, Near and Dear (2012) for piano solo, and Variations (1990) for piano solo.
Narae Kwon, kayageum (Korean zither), was educated at Seoul National University and was a member of the Korean Traditional Orchestra at the Busan National Traditional Music Center in 2009-2010. In addition to her performing activities, she is currently a graduate student in the music education program at San Francisco State University.
Thomas Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Ghent, Seoul, Taipei and Kyoto, and at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles, Korea's Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento and the April in Santa Cruz Festival. He has also appeared as a soloist at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, and in chamber music performances with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Da Camera Society of Houston, Robert Craft's 20th Century Classics Ensemble and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Schultz's musical studies were with John Perry, Leonard Stein and Philip Lillestol. He has been a member of the piano faculty at Stanford University since 1994.
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