Back by popular demand! UWGB Faculty members Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector return to Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center after their triumphant performance in the Olympic city of Gangneung during the 2018 winter games in Korea. The Duo Pianists will present a recital featuring pieces by Schubert, Ravel and Copland as well as solo pieces by Strauss and Debussy.
Hong and Rector have played recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul. In April 2013, Sylvia and Michael won the 2nd prize and Abild Prize for the best performance of American music at the Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists. In April 2014, they toured in Eastern Europe, performing with the Georgian Sinfonietta and Black Sea Symphony. Highlights of their numerous tours in Korea include playing two sold-out concerts on the same day in Busan, and an invitation to perform with the city orchestra in the Olympic city of Gangneung during the 2018 winter games.