SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
UofL SCHOOL OF MUSIC
in the strict sense of the word.”
- LA PRESSE DE GRAY
“Byun’s artistry and technique
break the limits
of conventional classical guitar.”
- SAN DIEGO GUITAR FESTIVAL
“Byun’s interpretation enlivens them with creative phrasings, articulations,
spacing, and dynamics, which take the listener
beyond most performances I have heard.”
- AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as “confident and quite extraordinary,” Korean guitarist, Bokyung Byun enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation. Notably, she is the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. This win is among many wherein Ms. Byun excelled in the competitive circuit, including first-prize finishes at the Frances Walton Competition, the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition. A bevy of orchestras, festivals, workshops, and guitar societies look to Ms. Byun for solo performances and masterclasses. In recent seasons, Ms. Byun has performed as a soloist with orchestras, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, West Los Angeles Symphony, among others. Ms. Byun’s debut recording has been praised as “a very beautiful disc. From the first notes of the “Gallarda” from Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Escarraman, we are treated to extraordinary musicianship, technical assurance, and beauty of sound” (Soundboard Magazine). Ms. Byun holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
We are thrilled to welcome Bokyung to Louisville, as a featured artist of the
Louisville Guitar Festival Concert Series, October 14th - 16th.
The UofL Guitar Festival is a three-day celebration where guitarists and enthusiasts enjoy concerts, lessons, and workshops on the instrument they love.
For more info on the festival, click HERE!
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