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SFA to present piano-strings trio recital

January 25, 2019 - Robbie Goodrich
From top to bottom: Minhee Bae, Jinsun Choi and Hyun Ji Oh
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a guest-faculty piano and strings trio recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The trio includes violinist Minhee Bae, a doctor of musical arts candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; cellist Jinsun Choi, also a doctor of musical arts candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; and SFA collaborative pianist Hyun Ji Oh.

Among the works featured on the program are Piano Trio in G major by Claude Debussy; "Café Music" by Paul Schoenfield; and Trio in G minor, Op. 15 by Bedrich Smetana.

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Bae earned a bachelor's degree from Seoul National University and a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has been invited as a 'rising star' to the Music Alp Festival in France and has participated in the Spoleto Festival USA, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Great Mountains Music Festival. She has played with the Kentucky Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony and is currently associate concertmaster of Plano Symphony. She occasionally plays with the Irving Symphony and the Fort Worth Symphony. She will join the Dallas Opera in its 2019 season.

Choi received his Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his Bachelor of Music degree at the Korea National University of Arts. He has played in various orchestras including the Urasian Philharmonic, Ditto Orchestra, Kyung-Gi Symphony Orchestra, Won-Ju Symphony Orchestra and the Korean Headquarter Army Band for which he was the principle cellist in 2008-09. An active performer, Choi has performed across Asia, the United States and Europe. Festival performances include at Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas, the Tongyeong Music Festival in South Korea, Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea and the Euro Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany.

Oh made her orchestral debut with the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra at Shryock Hall in 2009. She has participated in numerous festivals, including the Art of Piano at the College Conservatory of Music, summer piano camp at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the 2010 International Keyboard Institute & Festival. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.