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May 27, 2004

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    OSWEGO -- Pianist Robert Auler and violinist Seung hee Yang of SUNY Oswego's music faculty will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Yang and Auler will perform 19th and 20th century sonatas for violin and piano by Schumann, Janacek and Ravel along with short pieces by Debussy and Brahms. Auler will perform 20th century piano works by a French composer, Olivier Messiaen, and a New York-based composer, Derek Bermel.

    Tickets are still available for this event at a cost of $50. For ticket information, call the Oswego Alumni Association at 315-312-2258 or visit A special offer is available for SUNY Oswego theatre and music alumni, who may purchase two tickets for the price of one. Current SUNY Oswego students may attend the concert for free, although reservations are required.

    Auler, making his Carnegie Hall debut in this performance, maintains an active national and international performing career. He recently returned from a series of concerts in Venezuela, performing modern works of American and Venezuelan composers. As a winner of the Young Keyboard Artists' Association Piano Prize, Auler presented concerts in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Denmark, receiving critical acclaim for his performance of Gershwin's Concerto in F.

    He has also recently appeared in concert in cities such as Detroit, Dallas, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Santa Barbara, Rochester, Greensboro and Austin, and on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, with a live simulcast on Chicago's WFMT-FM Radio. He is a keen advocate of new music, having worked with William Bolcom, Steve Reich, Leslie Bassett, Martin Bresnick, Kevin Beavers and Frederic Rzewski.

    Auler's festival performances have included appearances at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MUSIC 2003, Brave New Works-Ann Arbor and the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival. Upcoming projects include concerts in Baltimore, Knoxville, a residency with Indiana's LaPorte Symphony Orchestra and a professional recording of all of the cello and piano works of William Bolcom with cellist Wesley Baldwin.

    A native of Seoul, South Korea, Yang made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 2002. She has been featured as a recitalist and a soloist of the CIS Collegium Musicum string orchestra of Mozarteum in Austria, Germany, Spain, France and Italy.

    She has been a concertmaster, principal violinist and member of various orchestras, including the Seoul Music Academy, Collegium Musicum of Seoul National University, Salzburg Kammerphillharmonie and Princeton Pro Musica. Yang is a graduate of the Seoul National University, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Amsterdam Conservatory and Rutgers University.

    She has performed in various music festivals, such as the Holland Music Session, Salzburg Summer Academy, Carl Flesh Academy and Bowdoin Music Festival. She was a winner of the Dong-A music competition in Korea and the Rutgers Concerto Competition, and received a special presentation award at the Artist International Competition.

    Her teachers have included Arnold Steinhardt, Ruggiero Ricci, Victor Liberman and Jong-sook Li.
   Weill Recital Hall is located at 154 W. 57th St. in New York City.

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