Min Jung Baek will be performing at the AUA
Language Center Auditorium on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are priced at 500 and 200 baht for student and are available at the
door or by calling 081-682-8000.
Talented Korean pianist Min Jung Baek
will be performing at the AUA Language Center Auditorium on Tuesday,
September 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by D & M Studios. The young
pianist will perform Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin and Liszt.
"You have to remember this young pianist's name, Min-Jung Baek. She will
become a successful pianist." said David Dubal, a member of the faculty of
The Juilliard School.
Born in Pusan, South Korea in 1984, Min Jung Baek is currently studying at
Accademia Pianistica Internazionale "Incontri col maestro" di Imola with
Leonid Margarius, a pupil of Regina Horowitz, who was the sister of Vladimir
Horowitz, and Piero Rattalino. After graduating from Seoul Arts High School
with a high distinction in 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Mannes
Presidential Scholarship for her further studies at Mannes College of Music
in New York City with the renowned American Pianist, Jerome Rose.
Min Jung Baek started studying the piano at the age of four, and showed her
talent immediately at her first competition when aged only five. She has won
more than fifty times in Korean National Competitions, and the 2006
Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, in Catania, Italy, which
provided her with concerts playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.1, No.2
and Paganini Rhapsody all in one concert in the Ukraine and Italy in 2007
and in Russia and Zurich.
Since then, her natural sensitivity, expressive playing and strong charisma
have led her to perform extensively throughout the USA (Steinway Hall in
NYC, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Mannes Concert Hall, Kimbell Art Museum in
Fortworth, Mixon Hall in Cleveland, Notre Shore Center for performing Arts).
She has frequently played in Italy, Ukraine, as well as in Switzerland, the
Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Japan, the UK, Romania, Spain and Korea.
In 1999, she collaborated with the famous French pianist, Richard Clayderman
in the '99 Richard Clayderman et Son Orchestra Korea Tour as a competition
winner and the concerts were sold out.
She has performed at various music festivals including the 1999 Russian
Glinka Music Festival and the International Keyboard Festival and Institute
in NY 2005 the Beethoven Institute at Mannes and 2005 TCU/Cliburn Piano
institute in Fort Worth, where she was filmed for a documentary on Pianist
In addition, she has been invited to play with the New York Arts Ensemble
orchestra, the Pusan Philharmonic orchestra, the Korea Arts Symphony
orchestra, the West Chester Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev Symphony orchestra,
the Poltava Symphony Orchestra, the Yalta Symphony Orchestra, the Glinka
Symphony orchestra and Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra under Director
Daniel Boico as the competition winner in 2006.