Born in Seoul in 1994, Bokyung Byun began playing at six, and by her teen years had won competitions held by the Korea Guitar Association, the Embassy of Spain, and the Music Association of Korea. She went on to take top prizes at the Vienna Forum Guitar International and the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA). Her special Asia Week program includes Capricho Árabe (Francisco Tárrega); Fuge and Allegro from BWV998 (J. S. Bach); Fantasie Hongroise (J. K. Mertz); Un Sueño en la Floresta (A. B. Mangoré); Zapateado from Tres Piezas Españolas (J. Rodrigo); Koyunbaba (C. Domeniconi); and Fuoco from Libra Sonatine (R. Dyens).
New York City's renowned Juilliard School seeks to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. Juilliard President Joseph Polisi notes that "the transforming role of Juilliard is to help talented students harness their dedication to become communicative artists, imbued with passion and understanding to reach within themselves to affect and move audiences. It is this process that prepares our students for a life in the arts." The Korea Society is proud to present its second season of Julliard@TKS, with an eye to Korea, as its students represent the largest single international contingent enrolled at Juilliard. Through this series, The Korea Society highlights K-Classical as a leading cultural product and salutes Korea as a center of excellence for the classical arts.
Juilliard @ The Korea Society: Classical Guitar with Bokyung Byun
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