Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Funded by the Fred Fox School of Music Endowed Chair for Music Studies
Hailed as “An extraordinary pianist!” (Boston Globe), Ju-Ping Song is internationally recognized as one of today’s champions of contemporary music. In her ongoing project highlighting powerful new voices, she showcases works for piano with soundtrack and video. Fallibility, trauma, virtuosity and exploration inspire the music of Lois Vierk, Rahilia Hasanova, Nicole Lizée and Kate Moore. Their musical styles share a common magnetism in their sonic storytelling.
Ju-Ping Song’s recital will be performed on the Peter and Debbie Coogan Steinway D. This magnificent grand piano is featured in Crowder Hall since fall 2018, thanks to a generous gift from our friends Peter and Debbie Coogan.
Pianist Ju-Ping Song is internationally recognized as one of today’s champions of contemporary music. Her colorful and beyond-the-recital format performances have won her praise from critics as “an extraordinary pianist” (Boston Globe). In the process, she has inspired the creation and commission of new works by today’s under-40 and distinguished composers.
Concerts and master classes take her to Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Japan and the United States throughout the year. She has been guest artist at Darmstadt Contemporary Music Workshop, New Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Florence Youth Orchestra Festival, Akyoshidai New Music Festival, Klub Katarakt Experimental Music Festival, and Chautauqua Music Festival in New York State, Omaha Under the Radar 2016, New Music Gathering 2016, Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project.
Ms. Song is the founder and artistic director of NakedEye Ensemble, a flexible new music group based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, whose mission is to promote works by living composers.
Ms. Song has taught at New York University, Manhattan School of Music, and Hunter College. In 2008, she was on the piano faculty and head of new music studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before serving as dean in 2010. She holds a B.A. from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music; and a Ph.D. from New York University. Ms. Song lives and works in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Download The