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Bogang Hwang (South Korea)
Concerto: Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Pianist Bogang Hwang, born in South Korea, began playing piano at the age of six. She graduated from the Sunhwa Arts High School, where she had won the excellence performance award for three consecutive years. Also, she was a recipient of the Sunhwa Piano Society Scholarship. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University under the tutelage of Ick-choo Moon. She is a prize winner in many competitions in Korea such as the Eumag Chunchu Competition, Eumyoun Piano Competition, The Korean Liszt Competition, and The Seoul Orchestra Competition. Recently, she was a prize winner of the 71st Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana, USA. She has also participated in several festivals, including Aspen Music Festival, SNU International Piano Academy, SNU International Chamber Music Festival and Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival. She has appeared as a soloist with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nicholas McGegan. In 2023, she will be performing as a soloist with the Colburn orchestra. As a chamber musician, she is one of the founders of Sonarsix, which was appointed as Colburn Artist and prize winner from Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In addition, she is a member of Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble playing harpsichord. She has received master classes from pianists such as Christopher Harding, Yoshikazu Nagai, Ian Hobson, Ralf Gothoni, Eduardus Halim, Jeno Jando, Jeux Thibaudet, Orli Shaham, Pedja Muzijevic. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree with Fabio Bidini at Colburn Conservatory of Music, where she earned an Artist Diploma degree as well.