Classically trained pianist opens the Discovery Series at Ogle Center

24th January 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (Jan. 20, 2011) – With his youthful vivacity, boundless energy and extensive background in classical training, pianist Alpin Hong will open the Discovery Series for 2011 at The Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast.

Hong performs at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, and will play selections from Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

A native of Michigan, Hong made his orchestral debut with the Kalamazoo Symphony at the age of 10. He moved to L.A. soon after and won several competitions, including the 1993 SYMF Competition, the 1994 Los Angeles Spotlight Awards Competition, and the 2001 Concert Artists Guild Competition.

He completed his Master’s degree as a student of Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School in New York, and was honored in Sept. 2005 by the McGraw-Hill Companies with the $10,000 Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach.

His tireless pursuit to find, inspire, and collaborate with talents in every community results in unforgettable presentations that both expand worlds and hit close to home.

Single tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Ogle Center box office at (812)-941-2525. Visit for more information.

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