Bokyung Byun, solo guitar with Opening by Emilia Diaz Delgado, solo guitar


Live from St. Mark’s Fall Series
Filmed live at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco
Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:30 pm

This free online concert is filmed live from one of our San Francisco venues –St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Join our e-mail list and we’ll send you a link to the concert on the day of the event! If you would like to support this series, the Omni Foundation and our artists, please consider donating or contributing by becoming a member. Thank you!

 

This Series is FREE! A link to the concert will be posted here on the day of the event.



 

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Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as “confident and quite extraordinary,” Korean guitarist, Bokyung Byun​ enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation. Ms. Byun holds the distinction of being the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, where Falletta herself described Byun’s performance as “stunning, showcasing her gorgeous tone, immaculate technique, and sophisticated musicianship. She is a winner in every sense of the word.” This win is among many wherein Ms. Byun excelled in the competitive circuit, including first-prize finishes at the Frances Walton Competition, the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition.
A bevy of orchestras, festivals, workshops, and guitar societies look to Ms. Byun for solo performances and masterclasses. In recent seasons, Ms. Byun has performed as a soloist with orchestras, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, West Los Angeles Symphony, New Juilliard Ensemble, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, among others. Her solo recital highlights include performances at the Kumho Young Artist Series, Philadelphia Guitar Festival, Aspen-Salida Concert Series, Toronto Guitar Weekend, Guitar Montréal, Ellnora | The Guitar Festival and San Diego Guitar Festival.

Committed to expanding the role of a 21st-century musician, Ms. Byun is the co-founder of Sounding Board: The New Music Initiative for Guitarists and Composers. The project focuses on promoting collaborative relationships between composers and performers to create new works for guitar, and its inaugural festival in Besançon, France in 2019 has been praised as “extraordinary, in the strict sense of the word,” by La Presse de Gray

Ms. Byun’s debut recording in 2020 has been praised as “a very beautiful disc. From the first notes of the “Gallarda” from Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Escarraman, we are treated to extraordinary musicianship, technical assurance, and beauty of sound” (Soundboard Magazine).

Born in Seoul, Korea, Bokyung Byun began playing guitar at the age of six. She is now based in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California as the recipient of the prestigious International Artist Fellowship. She holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School.

Emilia Diaz Delgado 11, is a fifth grader from Santa Clara, California. She studies guitar with Scott Cmiel at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she has performed in various recitals. Emilia has also played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sonora in Mexico, and in fundraising and community concerts. Her proudest achievements include organizing a fundraising concert to protect Arctic Refuge from oil drilling and winning 2nd Place in the 2020 SF CalASTA competition. Emilia loves nature, playing to the birds from her front porch, reading, crafts, and making jokes.

Bokyung Byun, solo guitar with opening by Emilia Diaz Delgado, solo guitar

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:30 pm

 

MORE INFORMATION

Artist website: bokyungbyun.com.

Call 415-242-4500 for more information.

 

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