W&L Presents Senior Recital Featuring Hyun Song ’21 Song will perform selections by composers J. S. Bach, Antonín Leopold Dvořák, Dmitri Shostakovich and James Stephenson for her senior cello recital on April 2 at 8 p.m.
Washington and Lee University will present a senior music recital on April 2 at 8 p.m. featuring Hyun Song ’21.
The performance will be streamed online at https://livestream.com/wlu. Tickets are not required.
A Johnson Scholar and a music major with an emphasis on performance, Song is also a pre-med student. She will perform selections by composers J. S. Bach, Antonín Leopold Dvořák, Dmitri Shostakovich and James Stephenson for her senior cello recital on April 2 at 8 p.m.
Anna Billias, music lecturer, will accompany Song on piano during the Dvořák and Shostakovich pieces. Song will be using a loop station, which is an electronic accompaniment device, for the Stephenson piece.
As a two-time winner of the Concerto-Aria competition at W&L, Song played Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85” as a soloist at the 2019 Winter University Orchestra Concert and will play Dvořák’s “Silent Woods” as a soloist on April 5 during the University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert.
“Winning both Concerto-Aria competitions gave me the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform a solo piece with orchestral accompaniment,” said Song. “While I am familiar with playing in that setting, I have learned how to lead with my sound and body language and working with the conductor as a soloist, and holistically listening to and playing with the orchestra.”
At W&L, Song has participated in the University Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble and is a past member of the University Jazz Ensemble. She has performed in multiple concerts with the University Singers, including the Winter 2020 Bentley Musical: “Considering Matthew Shepard” and the 2019 Fall Choral Concert. Song also plays with multiple chamber groups that volunteer their musical talent at nursing homes, local churches and choir programs.