Musik in the Audimax ’beflügelt’

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The Elfrun Gabriel Foundation Scholarship Holder, Yearam Park
The Elfrun Gabriel Foundation Scholarship Holder, Yearam Park
Under the motto "Beflügelt - International Young Master Pianists in Concert", this year’s two scholarship holders of the Elfrun Gabriel Foundation will give a varied piano recital on Wednesday, October 25, in the Audimax of the TU Ilmenau. In the series "Music in the Audimax", Yeram Park and Daon Choi will play works by Beethoven, Haydn, Scriabin and Stravinsky. Tickets are available at the box office at 10 euros and for pupils and students at 5 euros. Ticket sales start at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Elfrun Gabriel Foundation, established in 2012 in memory of the former internationally renowned pianist, supports outstanding young pianists. Every year, a jury selects two musicians from among the best piano students at the Leipzig University of Music and Drama "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" and supports them with a one-year scholarship. The two young pianists are supported in various ways at the beginning of their careers, for example with participation in international competitions and performance opportunities, traditionally also at the TU Ilmenau. This year, the two music students Yeram Park and and Daon Choi received the coveted scholarship.

The South Korean Yeram Park , born in 1996, studied in the capital Seoul and in Munich before she came to Leipzig to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in the master class of Prof. Christian A. Pohl. Among numerous other prizes, she won second prize at the International Piano Competition in Épinal, France, and the Classic Pure International Piano Competition in Vienna. Yeram Park has given numerous piano recitals at music festivals and for radio broadcasts, including in Germany, France and South Korea. After auditioning, she was accepted into the Elfrun Gabriel Foundation’s sponsorship program.

Yeram Park’s compatriot Daon Choi, also born in Seoul in 1999 born in Seoul, received his first piano lessons at the age of five and gave his first recital at twelve. Early in his life, he won prizes at competitions such as the Music Education News Competition, the Sejong Orchestra Piano Competition, and the Buam Music Competition in Korea. At the age of thirteen, Choi continued his musical education abroad. In Vienna, he attended the Highly Gifted Course at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2021, Choi has been pursuing a master’s degree at the Leipzig University of Music and Drama in the piano class of Prof. Jacques Ammon, and in 2022 he was selected for a scholarship from the Elfrun Gabriel Foundation.


Daon Choi plays:

Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob. XVI:48

Alexander Scriabin

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, op. 23


Yeram Park plays:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, op. 109

Igor Stravinsky

"The Firebird", arrangement for piano