Tag Archives: Hahn-Bin

Dasol Kim Makes New York Premiere on Stage at Merkin Concert Hall

New York, N.Y. I have been writing about the Young Concert Artists (YCA) since my profile of its inspired and legendary founder Susan Wadsworth in 2010 (Wikipedia). Although I have written about the gifted performers of YCA for almost a decade, covering the debut New York performances of such talent as Hahn-Bin, Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère, Aleksandr Haskin, Jeanine de […]

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Young Concert Artists Triumphs at Alice Tully Hall

New York, N.Y.  Last week Young Concert Artists (YCA) held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house. The event began with a welcome by the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax, a proud YCA alum and […]

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Intense, Ironic, Iconic: Hahn-Bin Takes Joe’s Pub at The Public

New York, N.Y. “Hahn-Bin, the World’s Saddest Clown, Dies at 24.” So proclaimed the faux New York Times article on each table before the performance began. It continued, “He committed suicide… just hours after the alleged murder of his ex-lover.” So began one of New York’s most mesmerizing, strangest and strongest musical performances of 2011. […]

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Caroline Goulding Makes Magic at Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary

New York, N.Y. Self assured, poised, and performing with a wide range of emotional energy and intensity, 18-year old Caroline Goulding‘s debut performance at Merkin Hall this week ranged from soft and lyrical to commanding and powerful. It was the perfect presentation to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of one of New York City’s premier cultural institutions, the dynamic […]

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Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

New York, N.Y.  Not many people can fulfill their passion – and build an institution – for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artists Series (YCA) in New York City is an international legend. Susan and I shared lunch recently at her regular spot, Brasserie Cognac – with the meal prepared […]

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