Saturday, April 15, 2023
7:30 PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Conductor
Caroline Hong, Piano

Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky-Korsakoff
Piano Concerto No. 2 - Rachmaninoff

Festive Overture - Shostakovich | Side-By-Side with UTPB Orchestra & Local Students

Tickets start at $11 | All Students $8
Wagner Noël Box Office W-F, 1-5PM

Scheduled programs and individuals are subject to change. Ticketing is handled by the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center - all ticketing, security, and venue policies apply.


Dr. Caroline Hong is internationally active as a teacher, concert performer, masterclass instructor, and competition adjudicator. She is Professor and Area Head of Piano at The Ohio State University School of Music. She studied at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. For her graduate degrees, Hong attended the Juilliard School and Indiana University, where she also served as an Associate Instructor. She counts among her mentors Jerome Lowenthal, who taught her at the Music Academy of the West; and Sergei Babayan, with whom she first worked at the Babayan International Piano Academy. She has served as a faculty member for the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Vianden International Festival and School (Luxembourg), Indiana University Jacobs Summer Piano Academy, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

Hong holds special interest in contemporary piano music, and in the legacy of Franz Liszt. After one of her performances of John Corigliano’s challenging Etude Fantasy, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning composer praised her as “one of the greatest pianists I have ever heard.” She is the founder of the Ohio Chapter of the American Liszt Society, where she also serves on the board of directors, and as Artistic Director of the Franz Liszt International Piano Festival and Competition.

Dr. Hong is a Steinway Artist and won the 2022-2023 Steinway Top Teacher Award.


Diann & John McKee

Martha & Paul Crump