Semifinal Round I
Frederic Chopin 24 Preludes, Op.28 1. Agitato 2. Lento 3. Vivace 4. Largo 7. Andantino 8. Molto agitato 9. Largo 10. Molto allegro 15. Sostenuto “Raindrop” 16. Presto con fuoco 21. Cantabile 22. Molto agitato 23. Moderate 24. Allegro
Semifinal Round II
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in E IVIinor, Hob. XVI:34 I. Presto II. Adagio III. Vivace molto
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Eighteen-year-old Jung-Yeon Yim was born in Seoul, Korea and began her piano studies at the age of four. She pursued her training at the Yewon School and the Seoul Arts High School. After finishing her first year at the Seoul Arts High School, she moved to Los Angeles, where she studied with Myong-Joo Lee. Jung-Yeon has won prizes in numerous competitions including the Korea Times Music Competition, the Young Pianist category of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the Music Teachers National Association Competition, the Chopin Piano Competition of Korea, World Times Music Competition, and the Samik Piano Competition among others. At the age of eleven, Jung-Yeon was selected as the winner of the Kumho Young Talents Series and the Seoul Arts Center’s Young Artists Series. Presenting her first solo recital at the Kumho Art Hall at age twelve, she has performed at various venues including the Yurim Art Hall, the Young- San Art Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. She has appeared as soloist with the SYMF Festival Orchestra and the OCHSA Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, her piano trio performed throughout Korea. She has participated in master classes for Jan Gottlieb Jiracek, Karl-Heinz Kammerling and Yong-Hi Moon. Jung-Yeon currently studies with John Perry at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music.