Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee in a duo piano recital Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. The married couple will perform a program featuring piano versions of Stravinsky’s landmark ballets: “The Firebird,” “Petrushka” and “The Rite of Spring.”
A native of Israel, Dank has performed as soloist with major symphony orchestras around the world, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, the Orquesta de Valencia in Spain, and the Cleveland Orchestra as laureate of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. The Juilliard graduate was awarded first prize at both the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and he was a prizewinner at the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard where she won every award granted to a pianist including the Rachmaninoff Concerto Competition. She has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine’s annual emerging artists issue and in Musical America’s “More Thrills of Discovery.” In her spare time, the Korean-American artist designs her own concert gowns.
Dank and Lee’s recital will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by over 1.3 million listeners across the country.
Tickets for the recital are $28 and are free to UGA students with a valid UGACard. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The series underwriter is Lars Ljungdahl in memory of Despy Karlas. The performance underwriter is Janet Rodekohr.