CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS PRESENTS JOSEPH YUNGEN, PIANO, IN A SPECIAL RECITAL
Chamber Music Concerts (CMC) presents Joseph Yungen, piano, on Friday, December 28 at 7:30pm at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. Originally from eastern Oregon, Joseph returns to the Rogue Valley for a solo performance, having achieved an impressive list of accomplishments since his graduation from Crater High School and then Southern Oregon University. The recital, which will feature music by Alkan, Fauré, and Chopin, is general admission. Tickets are $20, with a discounted price of just $5 for full-time university students, children 8+ years, and Oregon Trail Card holders. To purchase tickets, visit ChamberMusicConcerts.org or call the Box Office at 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. (Please contact Jody Schmidt at 541-552-6154 for accessibility accommodations.)
Oregonian pianist Joseph Yungen has had tremendous success as a soloist and performer of chamber music, art song, and new music. He enjoys an active life as a performing pianist and instructor throughout the United States, and has performed and taught in China as guest artist on numerous occasions.
Winner of the Audience Favorite Award in the 2008 Seattle International Piano Competition, Joseph received First Prize in the 88th Annual Bruce P. Carlson Schubert Club Piano Competition in Minneapolis, the Ann Fehn Pianist’s First Prize in the 14th Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, and the Barr Award for Excellence in Accompanying. He attended the Music Academy of the West as a Collaborative Piano Fellow in 2012.
In 2013, Joseph was the featured soloist in the Hans Abrahamsen Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Musica Nova (Brad Lubman, director), with the composer in attendance. He has also performed with the New Juilliard Ensemble (Joel Sachs, director) and AXIOM (Jeffrey Milarsky, director). Joseph cofounded and taught master classes for the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition in 2014. He joined Frostburg State University as a full-time music faculty member in 2016.
Joseph studied with Jonathan Feldman as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School. He holds Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance & Literature and in Accompanying & Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Jean Barr and Douglas Humpherys. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance at Southern Oregon University under the instruction of Alexander Tutunov.
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