Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” Ji has been praised from a young age for his compelling musical presence and impressive technical command. Last season, he made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, to a rave review in The New York Times. Ji has appeared as soloist with orchestras including, the Toronto Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra. Highlights of the 2015-2016 season included recitals at the ShortGrass Music Festival, the Brownville Concert Series, La Jolla Music Society, and at the Morgan Library and Museum; and appearances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra; and a chamber music appearance at San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival. Well-known in Korea, Ji performed the country’s first outdoor classical concert as soloist with the BBC Symphony under Jirí Belohlávek; and performed in Seoul with world-renowned ballerina, Sue Jin Kang and dancers from the Stuttgart Ballet. Ji’s creative vision to make classical music accessible to young people led to his “Stop & Listen” outdoor “guerrilla” performances in 2010, during which he worked with renowned Korean pop-artist Tae Jung Kim to design the “Ji-T” piano, bringing classical music to the public on the busy streets of Seoul. From 2008 to 2013, Ji performed as a member of the Ensemble DITTO in Korea and Japan with violinist Stefan Jackiw, violist Richard O’Neill, and cellist Michael Nicolas. Ji has recorded two CDs: Bach Exhibition on the Credia label, and Lisztomaniawith Credia/Universal Music. Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ji made recital debuts at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center on the Young Concert Artists Series to rave reviews. He was also honored with eight YCA prizes including the John Browning Memorial Award, the Sander Buchman Award, the Slomovic Concerto Prize, and the Korean Concert Society Prize, Ji began playing the piano at the age of five. At nine, his family relocated to New York, where he studied at the Music Preparatory Division of the Mannes College and later at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. At the age of ten, he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, resulting in a performance at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School.
Ji - Piano - Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7pm
Rosarian Academy - 807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tickets: $30 / Adults - $5 / Students
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Concert underwritten by Veronica Atkins
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