posted April 2, 2004

Pianist Erica Ohm to Perform Feb. 17

Award-winning pianist Erica Ohm will perform at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Eui-kyung Erica Ohm has won first prize in several competitions, including Dong-A Music Concours, the most prestigious competition in Korea, and the International Music Competition.

Ohm is known for her exciting approach to piano, and is as comfortable playing J. S. Bach as she is George Crumb. Since her acclaimed first recital in Seoul in 1993, she has performed as a soloist as well as an ensemble player throughout Korea, Japan, China and the United States.

The concert series of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas, with violinist Kyung Min Kim, and the complete Beethoven Piano Trios, with the ensemble Bintrio, have been featured on Korean radio and television.

"Splendid performance filled with energy" reviewed "Pianoforte, Korea" which also named her pianist of the month in June of 2003.

Her performance at Hope will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, and George Gershwin.

Ohm is currently a visiting professor of piano at the Michigan State University School of Music, and has served on the faculty at Seoul National University, Sejong University, and Seoul High School of Music and Art.

She earned her doctor of musical arts degree at Michigan State University after completing her master's and professional studies in music at the Manhattan School of Music.

Dimnent Memorial is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.