Kangwoo Jin

Virtual concert Sunday, April 25, 2021

Program included: Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, Bishop

Praised for his “refined tone quality with powerful energy” (Chosun Daily Newspaper), Kangwoo Jin is an accomplished pianist concertizing nationally and internationally, including performances in Germany, Italy, China, Indonesia, and Korea. Jin gave his debut concert at the Sejong Arts Center (Seoul, Korea), sponsored by the Chosun Daily Newspaper, and has also given live performances on Wisconsin Public Radio and WORT 89.9 FM. Jin appears frequently as a guest artist at music festivals, universities, and various concert series. Recent invitations include UW-River Falls, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Tongji University in Shanghai. He has been also invited as a guest artist by Kawai USA for the Kawai Concert at the annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Florida.

Jin completed the Bachelor of Music degree at Hanyang University in South Korea and earned his Performer Diploma and Master's of Music at Indiana University, where he worked as an associate instructor. He is the recipient of the J. Battista Scholarship for performance excellence at Indiana University and the Collins Distinguished Fellowship for his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Scarlatti - Sonatas

Beethoven - Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)

Liszt - Transcriptions for Piano

Schumann - Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

Bishop - Home, Sweet Home

Letter from Lise Skofronick

Dear Renée and Tim,

Thank you for creating the Salon Piano Series. It's easy to imagine myself in the time of Mozart and others when friends would gather in someone's salon to listen to beautiful music.

Today I spent a delightful hour glued to my computer enjoying Kangwoo Jin's performance. It was nothing less than surreal. His interpretation of Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata” was so moving. Perfect venue, perfect piano.

Thank you for leaving this concert available for a few more days. I intend to listen a few more times.

I wish you well in your music endeavors and good health to enjoy each day.

Warm regards,
Lise Skofronick