August 30, 2018

E-Na Song

Pianist E-Na Song from South Korea began playing the piano at the age of six. After studying at Sun-Hwa Arts School and Sun-Hwa Arts High School, she earned a Bachelor’s degree with Hyung-Bae Kim at Seoul National University. She received Scholarship and was graduated with honors in the university. She earned a Master of Music degree and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Rebecca Penneys. She has had many recitals as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. As a soloist, she has made her New York debut in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall as a winner of American Protege International Piano Competition. She has joined Eastman School of Music Piano Series and performed at Summit in Rochester, NY. She has played at George Eastman House as a part of the annual series concerts. She has also participated in Ambassador Series in Tampa, Florida, as a part of Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival. She was selected to perform with “Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra” in South Korea in 2014. Also she performed with “Torun Symphony Orchestra” in Poland in 2015. She has often interacted with worldwide musicians by attending various festivals and masterclasses; Olga Kern in the International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival, Angela Hewitt at the guest masterclass at Eastman School of Music, Noriko Ogawa and Ilja Scheps at Paderewski Piano Academy in Poland, and Father Sean Duggan and John O’Conor at Rebecca Penneys’s Piano Festival in the United States, and Roland Batik at the Vienna Masterclass in Austria. In addition to solo recitals, she has had many collaborative concerts. As a studio accompanist at Eastman School of Music, she has actively worked with singers and instrumentalists and performed a wide range of repertoires. As a chamber musician, she has also had concerts regularly. Her group was invited to a concert at St. John Fisher College as guest musicians in 2014. Currently, she has worked as a teaching assistant of the studio of Rebecca Penneys since 2015, and as a studio accompanist, a part of Graduate Award, since 2012 at Eastman School of Music.


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