All posts tagged "piano"

  • The new album containing pianist Cho Seong-jin's award-winning performance at last year's Chopin Competition has sold out before its official release, the album's distributor said Monday.
    Pianist Cho Seong-jin’s new Chopin album sells out before release

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The new album containing pianist Cho Seong-jin’s award-winning performance at last year’s Chopin Competition has sold out before its official release, the album’s distributor said Monday. The 21-year-old prodigy became the first South Korean...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • The cover of Cho Seong-jin's upcoming live recording. (Yonhap)
    Pianist Cho Seong-jin to release second live recording

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff Pianist Cho Seong-jin, winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, will release a live recording of the competition under the label of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute next month. This...

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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  • Music fans wait in line to buy pianist Cho Seong-jin's Chopin Concours album at Pung Wol Dang in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. (Yonhap)
    Koreans flock in to buy Chopin Piano Competition winner’s album

    Gangnam District in Seoul saw a peculiar sight Friday morning as more than 100 people lined up outside the doors of a small classical music record store. Eager music lovers had gathered to purchase the live recording...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • Cho Seong-jin (Yonhap)
    Seong-Jin Cho becomes the first Korean to win Chopin Piano Competition

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea has won the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In the jury’s verdict announced early Wednesday, the second prize went to Charles Richard-Hamelin of Canada...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • ‘Piano prodigy’ Nathan Lee wins e-Piano Junior Competition

    Thirteen-year-old Nathan Lee won the international e-Piano Junior Competition in Minnesota last Thursday. Lee, who hails from Sammamish, Wash., took home the $8,000 grand prize from a pool of 20 contestants. The contest — which invites classical...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • In this Dec. 3, 2014, photo, workers load a keyboard onto a truck at the Foster Family Music Center piano store, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Foster is closing his store this month after being in business for nearly 30 years. The number of stores dedicated to selling pianos is dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do opt for a used piano or a less expensive electronic keyboard. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
    Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

    BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos. When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still selling pianos in...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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    USC’s Somang Jeagal wins 10K piano prize

    Next recital scheduled for Oct. 25 at USC’s Newman Recital Hall Somang Jeagal (제갈소망), a full scholarship USC Artist Diploma Keyboard student, won grand prize in the 61st Annual Washington International Competition for Piano last weekend. The award...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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