Guest Pianist Winston Choi Brings Art of the Fugue to HSU - Humboldt State Now

Guest Pianist Winston Choi Brings Art of the Fugue to HSU

Pianist Winston Choi brings a rare solo piano performance of selections from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” to the Humboldt State campus on Saturday, February 2.

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Pianist Winston Choi brings a rare solo piano performance of selections from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” to the Humboldt State campus on Saturday, February 2.

“It is not often that we hear this colossal work played in this way,” said Daniela Mineva, head of the HSU piano program. “We are extremely excited to have Dr. Choi with us. His absolutely amazing performing abilities will make this one of the most memorable guest artist concerts in this season.”

Choi is a prize-winning pianist and composer whose recent performances include recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall in New York and the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. He is known for his insightful commentary from the stage.

Choi has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by young composers. At HSU he will perform “15,” a piece for piano that Canadian composer Howard Bashaw wrote in 2012.

Also on the program is “Metopes,” three poems for piano by 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, which Choi recorded in 2011. Each poem corresponds to a section of Homer’s Odyssey: The Siren’s Island, Calypso and Nausikaa.

Choi is currently head of the piano program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. In addition to his public concert, he will give a master class at Fulkerson Hall at noon on February 1, which is free and open to the public.

Performance tickets are $8/$3 students and seniors from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. This is a Guest Artist Concert produced by the HSU Music Department. For more information, visit hsumusic.blogspot.com.