SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Mozart Sonata in F Major, K.533/494
Chopin Scherzo No.4 in E Major, Op.54
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Sonata in B Minor, K.87
Sonata in G Major, K.427
Hétu Fantaisie pour piano, Op.59
Debussy Etude No.7 Pour les degrés chromatiques
Albeniz Eritana (from Iberia)
Korean-Canadian pianist Heejung Nam, a native of Seoul, South Korea, enjoys an active career as a solo performer, chamber musician, and a teacher. She has won numerous competitions and awards, including the prestigious Canada Council Grant for the Arts, Canadian Music Competition Stepping Stone, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Competition, and the 2011 Seattle International Competition.
Nam has performed in Canada and the U.S. and has been featured nationwide on the CBC Radio. She has appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia. Recent performances include collaboration with baritone Jan Opalach, and solo and chamber recitals in Rochester and Vancouver. She has also performed in masterclasses by renowned pianists such as Angela Hewitt, Jacques Rouvier, Lee Kum Sing, Hiroko Nakamura, and Ursula Oppens.
Heejung holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM with distinction), and the Juilliard School (MM), and in May 2011 she received her doctorate degree at the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Thomas Schumacher, Julian Martin, and Jean Barr.
In her own words…
“As a musician, I feel very privileged to be able to share and communicate the joy of music with others when performing. I think it’s also a duty for a musician.”