Masterclasses

Kangwoo Jin, piano masterclass and recital

Kangwoo Masterclass and Recital 8-31-17_1.pdf
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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
5:00p.m.
Charleston Academy of Music
Mr. Jin will work with students of Irina Pevzner and Chee-Hang See, and then perform a short recital


​A native of South Korea, Kangwoo Jin is an accomplished solo pianist who has won prizes in numerous competitions including the Korea-Herald Newspaper competition and the Eumyoun piano competition. Jin has performed in many different venues in both South Korea and America, including a debut concert at the prestigious Sejong Arts Center (Seoul, Korea) in 2005, sponsored by the Chosun Daily Newspaper. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and fellowships to support his studies in America, including the J. Battista Scholarship for performance excellence at Indiana University, and the prestigious Collins Distinguished Fellowship (a full tuition fellowship for artistic excellence) for his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In 2016, Kangwoo was selected as the winner of the UW-Madison Concerto Competition, and he was invited to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the UW Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he was a two-time winner of the UW-Madison Beethoven Competition and has given live performances on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Jin is also an active collaborative pianist. He was a winner of the UW-Madison Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo competition and named a member of The Perlman Piano Trio, selected bythe keyboard and string faculty. Jin has served as a choral and instrumental accompanist for the UW-Madison Summer Music Program since 2015, as well as a frequent pianist for the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra. With a doctoral minor in Opera Coaching, he recently served as rehearsal pianist for the opera Le Nozze di Figaro.

Jin completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Hanyang University in South Korea, and his Master's of Music degree as well as a Performer Diploma at Indiana University, where he worked as an associate instructor. Kangwoo is currently a Doctoral Candidate and Collins Fellow in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the guidance of Christopher Taylor and Jessica Johnson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On top of his career as a pianist, Jin is also a devoted educator. He has been teaching over 15 years, and he has taught class piano and applied piano students at Indiana University as an associate instructor. In UW-Madison, he teaches Piano Performance Critique and Classical Piano Classes at the Summer Music Program, as well as class piano through the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

What is a masterclass?

In a masterclass, students watch and listen as the guest artist teaches one student at a time.  The student performs a prepared piece and receives feedback from the guest artist.  The student then plays the piece again after the feedback is given.  Masterclasses are set up so all students can benefit from the guest artist's comments on each piece.  If the student does not have a piece prepared, they are still welcome to attend and observe.

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