Pianist Hélène Mercier is unable to accompany Alexandre Da Costa on Thursday night. Fortunately, Wonny Song was able to step in and will be playing the same program with Da Costa. Song is a regular collaborator with Da Costa and it is sure to be a great evening.
Song was born in South Korea and raised in Montreal. He started his piano studies at the age of 8 and graduated with a bachelor degree from Montreal University in 1998. Sing then studied with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and Marc Durand at The Glenn Gould School. In 2004, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota.
He has released several CDs and has participated in chamber music festivals in the U.S., Japan, and Canada including the Montreal Chamber Music Festival and the National Arts Centre Young Artist Festival. In addition to numerous solo recitals, he has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras world wide such as our own Toronto Symphony.
Teaching is also important for Song. He currently hold the position of Associate Director and Director of Artists-in-Residence project of Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts in Montreal.
We are grateful he is able to fill in on Thursday night and look forward to a great concert!