Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Hwang, Bonev & Noda

Event Type: Library Program
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 6/12/2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
 JiWon Hwang, violin, Boyan Bonev, cello & Mimi Noda, piano
SARASATE: Romanza Andaluza
-- [Hear it on YouTube]
LEIN: Nocturne
-- [Hear it on Instant Encore]
PIAZZOLLA: Libertango
-- [Hear it on YouTube]
POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
-- [Hear it on YouTube]
BRAHMS: Piano Trio No.1 in B Major Op.8
-- [Hear it on YouTube]

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Korean violinist JiWon Hwang earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Korea, where she also taught, in addition to conducting the Soongsil Boy's Orchestra. After moving to the United States she became a teaching assistant at The Florida State University while working on her Doctor of Music degree under the guidance of violinist Eliot Chapo. She has performed as a solo artist and with a variety of ensembles in the Big Bend area, including as violinist with the Eppes String Quartet under the sponsorship of Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Winner of the top prize of the Korea Germany Brahms Association Competition in 2004, Dr. Hwang has performed throughout Asia, Europe and North America, and recently gave a concert entitled "Russia in New York" at Carnegie Hall. In addition to her solo engagements, she plays for symphony orchestras in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Award-winning Bulgarian cellist Boyan Bonev teaches cello and double bass at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and previously taught in Georgia at Albany State University and Darton College. Dr. Bonev is on the faculty of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps, and performs with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, Mobile, Florida Lakes, and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. Active as a solo and chamber musician, Boyan Bonev has appeared in concert and educational programs for Bulgarian National Television and Radio, in performance at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), and as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe. Dr. Bonev holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mimi Noda was a collaborative pianist with the Japanese Choral Association before relocating to the United States in 1998 to pursue graduate studies. While earning degrees at the University of Georgia (MM) and Florida State University (DM), she was awarded a number of prizes and scholarships in piano performance, and also taught Japanese in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Now an Associate Professor of Music at Georgia's Albany State University, in addition to annual faculty recitals, other recent solo engagements have included a recital in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from responsibilities in the Music Dept., Dr. Noda has established a course in Japanese at ASU, and will be teaching Japanese through the Study Abroad Program for the University System of Georgia. Her volunteer activities include performing at Albany's Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, and giving piano lessons to children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.

  • * CD VIOLIN S525 R758 DG
    Romances [sound recording] / Gil Shaham, violin (featuring Sarasate : Romanza andaluza).
  • * CD P584 I59se SONY
    Soul of the tango [sound recording] : the music of Astor Piazzolla.
  • * 780.92 P584Az, 2000
    Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla / by Marķa Susana Azzi.
  • * CD STRING P831 I59se NAXOS
    Romantic cello showpieces [sound recording] / David Popper.
  • * 780.92 NEUNZIG
    Brahms / by Hans A. Neunzig.
  • * CD B813 T834 TELDEC
    The piano trios [sound recording] / Brahms (Trio Fontenay).
Free; reservations are not required. Free Sunday parking in the public garage at Duval & Main (bring ticket into Library for validation); free on-street parking on Sundays also.
Library: Main Library
Location: Hicks Auditorium
Contact: Kathleen Brunner
Contact Number: 630-2665