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Min Kwon Int'l Piano Institute

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World-class music at your doorstep

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown

Sundays at 3:00pm

$30/concert, $100/series

Under 18 free!

Informal Meet the Artists Reception

follows each concert

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Sonya Headlam, soprano

Matthew Webb, piano

February 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Featuring Art Songs and Spirituals by African American Composers

Described as having a voice of "liquid tone," soprano Sonya Headlam recently performed at Carnegie Hall with pianists Min Kwon and Warren Jones in a  program highlighting American composers Bernstein, Barber, and Copland, and was a featured soloist with One Voice Chorus in North Carolina. Born of Jamaican heritage, Ms. Headlam holds close ties to the Caribbean, where she remains active as a recitalist and vocalist. 

A conductor, pianist, and choral music specialist, Matthew Webb currently serves as the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and is the Interim Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Drew University. He has performed as a pianist in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. 

ROMANTIC CELLOS

Hai-Ye Ni, cello

Min Kwon, piano

with CME Young Artists Nan-Cheng Chen & Ari Evan, cellos

April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

An exceptional musician renowned for her fluid technique, gorgeous tone and brilliantly expressive performances, cellist Hai-Ye Ni enjoys a distinguished, multifaceted career as principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and as a sought-after soloist and chamber musician. A versatile artist who has been praised by the press as “soulfully expressive” (Washington Post) and who produces a “superbly focused sound” (San Francisco Chronicle), Ms. Ni has performed on classical stages around the world. 

Nan-Cheng Chen, cellist, is the executive director and founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) and has collaborated with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, and more.

Cellist Ari Evan is a member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect fellowship, and has performed with renowned artists including Colin Carr, Hsin-Yun Huang, Ani Kavafian, and Itzhak Perlman.

ORGAN SHOWCASE

Alan Morrison, organ

Min Kwon, piano

October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Featuring sensational organ music and keyboard duels!

Alan Morrison is one of the most sought-after American concert organists and the head of the organ department at The Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. Morrison has been a featured artist for numerous national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, performing at prestigious venues around the world. A first prize winner of numerous organ competitions including the Arthur Poister National Organ Playing Competition (1991) and the Clarence Mader National Organ Competition (1991), he was the the only American judge and recitalist for the 50th St. Albans Competition (UK). Mr. Morrison is an artist of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

Steinway Artist and Founder and Director of the Center for Musical Excellence, Dr. Min Kwon is in demand around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and administrator, having travelled to over 60 countries on seven continents. Currently Professor of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Dr. Kwon also serves as a member of the Juilliard Council and was recently Resident Fellow at the prestigious American Academy of Rome. 

WINTER CELEBRATION:

Concert and Gala Dinner

December 8, 2019 at 3:00pm

Our second annual end-of-year winter concert and gala dinner! This can't-miss event highlights many featured young artists and CME Grant Winners, as well as a fabulous and lavish three-course meal and auction with fantastic items! Join us for a truly special celebration of the holidays, young talents, and the gift of music.