Wonny Song

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Song.
Wonny Song
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Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Musician, Art director
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Trio Fibonacci, Boreal Trio, Kerson Leong, Alexandre Da Costa
Wonny Song
Hangul 송원호
Revised Romanization Song Wonho
McCune–Reischauer Song Wǒnho

Wonny Song (born 1978) is a Canadian pianist.[1]

Biography[edit]

Song was born in South Korea and grew up in Montreal.[2] He began piano studies at the age of eight and received a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music in 1994. He earned a bachelor degree from Montreal University in 1998 and continued his studies with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and at The Glenn Gould School with Marc Durand. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota in 2004, studying with Lydia Artymiw. He has also studied with Leon Fleisher, Jorge Chaminé and Marie-Francoise Bucquet. He has performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the EuroAsian Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and Thailand.

Song is presently associate director and director of artists-in-residence project of Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts in Montreal.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 1994 – Gold Medal at the World Piano Competition, Cincinnati.
  • 1995 – First Prize and Best Artistic Interpretation Prize at the Montreal Symphony Piano Competition.
  • 1997 – Ludmila Knezkova Piano Competition, Nova Scotia.
  • 2000 – First Elinor Bell Fellowship, University of Minnesota.
  • 2001 – First and Grand Prize winner of the Minnesota Orchestra's WAMSO Competition.
  • 2002 – Galaxy Rising Stars Award, Ottawa.
  • 2003 – Prix d'Europe, Canada.
  • 2010 – Young Canadian Musicians Award.[3]
  • Claire Tow Prize.
  • Miriam Brody Aronson Prize.
  • Fergus Orchestra Soloist Prize.
  • Washington Performing Arts Society Prize.
  • Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize.

Discography[edit]

MUSSORGKSY: Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Released: 26 February 2007
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: XXI-21 Productions Inc

CLAIR DE LUNE. Les grands classiques d'Edgar

  • Released: 3 February 2009
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: Disques Octave Classique Inc

LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES D'EDGAR. La musique romantique

  • Released: 3 February 2009
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: Disques Octave Classique Inc

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Op.2, No.2 & Op.10, No.2

  • Released: 2 June 2009
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: XXI-21 Productions Inc

FRANCIS POULENC: Histoire de Babar & la boite à joujoux

  • Released: October 2010
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: Disques Octave Classique Inc

STORIES (Limited Edition)

  • Released: April 2011
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: Samon Promotion Inc. Japan

FRANZ LISZT: Christmas Tree

  • Released: October 2013
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Label: Universal Music Canada

CARL CZERNY: A Rediscovery Genius (Wonny Song/various other artists)

  • Released: April 2014
  • Format: 3 Audio CD Set
  • Label: Doremi Records

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