Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8 pm
 at Jordan Hall


Minsoo Sohn,  pianist





Program ~

Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109

Vivace ma non troppo — Adagio espressivo
Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat Major, Op.110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Allegro molto
Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo

Piano Sonata No.32 in C Minor, Op.111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

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Chinese Performing Arts



Minsoo Sohn,  pianist

Pianist Minsoo Sohn has been described by The Boston Globe as “an artist, a man who will create a life in music, find listeners, and reward them”. Known as a performer with poetic vision and musical intelligence, Sohn continues to garner praise from critics and audiences alike for his masterful virtuosity and for his wide range of repertoire. The latest accolade, published by Gramophone writes of his playing as “highly distinctive and intelligent” and The New York Times called his Honens-label recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations a “beautifully articulated, radiant interpretation” and named it one of the top classical recordings of 2011.

Mr. Sohn has toured extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Israel at important venues including Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Argentina’s Teatro Colon, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio and St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and Gardner Museum, Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Banff Centre’s Rolston Hall, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Chicago’s Cultural Center, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, Spain’s Palacio Festivalle de Cantabria, Israel’s Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Mann Auditorium, Brussel’s Palais des Beaux Art and Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, and Munich’s Gasteig. He has also appeared at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, Rockport Music Festival, New Hampshire’s Monadnock Festival, Spain’s Santander Festival, Israel’s Eilat Festival, Canada’s Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Colors of Music festival, Tuckamore Festival, Vitoria Chamber Music Festival, Gilmore Rising Stars Series and Celebrity Series of Boston.

As a soloist, he has performed with leading orchestras including Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Calgary Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Jerusalem Camerata, Holland Symfonia, National Orchestra of Belgium, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, KBS Symphony among others.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Sohn has performed with Aviv Quartet, Cecilia Quartet and Ysaÿe Quartet. He also has collaborated with Lawrence Lesser, Dong Suk Kang, Suren Bagratuni, Young Chang Cho and featured as a soloist with Mark Morris Dance Group alongside the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music.

Mr. Sohn’s notable interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations has been broadcast numerous times on CBC — including live broadcast of the Glenn Gould 75th birthday commemoration concert — and across the United States on NPR’s Performance Today. He made guest appearances in a number of other radio stations, including WFMT (Chicago), WGBH Classical Performance (Boston), The New Classical 96.3FM Live from the Concert Lobby (Toronto) and CBC Live on Studio Sparks (Ottawa). His performance with Boston Symphony Salute to Symphony concert was broadcast on CBS and A&E Channels. Mr. Sohn was also featured on Canada’s Bravo! channel.

Mr. Sohn has released three recordings to great critical acclaim, including New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, Plain Dealer, Gramophone, Toronto Star.

In 2006, Mr. Sohn became the First Laureate of the Honens International Piano Competition. Prior to that, he was top prize winner of international competitions such as the Busoni, Cleveland, Hilton Head, Rubinstein competitions.

Mr. Sohn owes much of his success to Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun with whom he studied at the New England Conservatory for many years.

After teaching at Michigan State University for five years, Mr. Sohn returned to his native Korea to join the faculty of Korean National University of Arts in 2015 where he instantly became a much sought after performer as well as an educator.


音 樂會門票分為$50 (貴賓保留區、可預先指定座位)及$30(不對號自由入座)兩種 , 學生票$15 (不對號自由座區)  。六歲以下兒 童請勿入場 。購票:喬登廳票房: 617-585-1260, 波士頓書局(前世界書局): 617-451-1309, 葉秀聰鋼琴學校: 617-542-9129 。網站購票: 無手續費 。
$50: VIP Reserved Seats
$30: open seating at non-VIP section
$15: student open seating at non-VIP section
Children under 6 not admitted.

提供100張免費學生票 (14歲以上 , 每人一張) 請上 贈票網頁 索票  。
100 free student tickets available at only
(1 per request for age 14 and up)


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