Jan 17, 2023

College of the Ozarks Guest Artist Recital to feature pianist Sookkyung Cho Jan. 26-27

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host pianist Sookkyung Cho in a guest artist recital on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Noted for her “sensitive and imaginative” (New York Concert Review) playing, Korean-born pianist Sookkyung Cho has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University and Xi’an Conservatory in China, among others. A founding member of the New York-based Almava Trio, she has also been featured in major music festivals including Yellow Barn, Norfolk, and Sarasota, and was a performing associate at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

She holds a Master of Music degree from Peabody and Bachelor of Music from Juilliard, where she was honored with the John Erskine Graduation Prize. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Juilliard as C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow. Her doctoral dissertation, “Schubert’s Sonata in B-Major, D. 575, Re-imagined” became an inspiration for her debut CD, “Schubert’s 1817 Sonatas,” released on Centaur in April 2021. She currently serves as associate professor of piano at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where she has also founded and directs GV Piano Chamber Series. In summer, she teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and ESME Camp.


Day I

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Sonata in A Minor, D. 537

I.              Allegro ma non troppo

II.             Allegretto quasi Andantino

III.            Allegro vivace

  • Sonata in A-flat Major, D. 557

I.              Allegro moderato

II.             Andante

III.            Allegro

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

  • Twelve Études, Op. 10

No. 1 in C Major

No. 2 in A Minor

No. 3 in E Major

No. 4 in C-sharp Minor

No. 5 in G-flat Major

No. 6 in E-flat Minor

No. 7 in C Major

No. 8 in F Major

No. 9 in F Minor

No. 10 in A-flat Major

No. 11 in E-flat Major

No. 12 in C Minor

Day 2

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Sonatas from 1817
  • Sonata in E Minor, D. 566

I.              Moderato

II.             Allegretto

III.            Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio

  • Sonata in B Major, D. 575

I.              Allegro ma non troppo

II.             Andante

III.            Scherzo: Allegretto - Trio

IV.           Allegro giusto

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

  • Twelve Études, Op. 25

No. 1 in A-flat Major

No. 2 in F Minor

No. 3 in F Major

No. 4 in A Minor

No. 5 in E Minor

No. 6 in G-sharp Minor

No. 7 in C-sharp Minor

No. 8 in D-flat Major

No. 9 in G-flat Major

No. 10 in B Minor

No. 11 in A Minor

No. 12 in C Minor