Judson to Host Recital for Pianist Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and Cellist Sung Chan Chang
(ELGIN, IL – January 20, 2016)
Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will host a recital for Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and cellist Sung Chan Chang on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
During the duo recital, the musicians will play a classical repertoire as well as a hymn arrangement.
Dr. Sojung Lee Hong, a Korean-born pianist, has worked as a soloist, collaborative pianist, teacher, and church musician since her appointment to Judson’s music faculty in 1998. She is director of the Performance Certificate in Music program at Judson, thus responsible for organizing the annual scholarship benefit concert that raises funds to support talented students’ education. She teaches in the areas of applied lessons, class piano, piano literature, pedagogy, and history and the practice of worship music.
Dr. Hong holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Seoul National University and a doctorate in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chang is a doctoral student at Northwestern University and an outstanding cellist who has won numerous competitions and performed with various orchestras. The son of a Korean pastor, Chang came to the United States on a scholarship at age 14 to study at New York’s Juilliard Pre-College. He received a bachelor’s degree in Music from The Korean National University of Arts, a master's degree from The Julliard School and an Artist Diploma from Yale University.
Dr. Hong and Chang will perform an exciting program featuring Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 3 in A major and Chopin’s beautiful Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major. They will also perform a special hymn arrangement.
The recital is free and open to the public.