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Sunday: YPS Continues with Pianist Vivian Choi

The second of three recitalists in this season's Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series is Vivian Choi, who will perform this Sunday, February 24, 2:30 pm, at the Lambert Recital Hall in the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. 

Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Australia, receiving her beginning music education at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music Preparatory School. Choi continued her musical training at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia with Leonid Tamulevich and Alexander Sandler. She received her Masters of Music and Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Wha Kyung Byun, and her Artist Diploma at Carnegie Mellon University, studying with Sergey Schepkin.

Her first recording came in 2010 on the St Petersburg Musical Archives Northern Flowers label with works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Godowsky.

Choi's concert program will include:

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B-minor and the Sonata in E
Franz Liszt: 2 Légendes (Two Legends)
Albèniz: "Triana" from Iberia, Book II
Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, #1-4
Godowsky: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Die Fledermaus

The recital is at 2:30 pm in the Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus. Tickets (available at the door) are $15 for adults, $5 for students.

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