Oh, to be young, beautiful, talented and finished with a doctoral degree! This is the happy combination Ji-Young Kim and Bokyung Park will bring along with their duo-piano artistry to the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 20).
Their program will include “Sonoto for Four hands in B flat major” by Mozart, Fauré’s “Dolly for Four Hands,” “Fantasy in f minor” by Franz Schubert and “Libertango” by Piazzolla.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Ji-Young Kim began piano studies at age six, winning her first national competition three years later. Her DMA was earned at UA under Rex Woods and Tannis Gibson. She maintains a private studio in Tucson and serves at president of the Tucson Music Teachers’ Associaiton.
Also a native of South Korean, Bokyung Park holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Korean universities as well as an MM from ASU and a DMA from UA, also with Tannis Gibson. She is currently Visiting Professor of Music at the Dong-A University and the Kosin University in Korea.
Written by Donald J. Behnke, Academy Village Volunteer