Cliburn medalist Joyce Yang to replace Nareh Arghamanyan at Feb. 12 Steinway Series concert


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pianist Joyce Yang will perform as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

Yang replaces pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, who was originally scheduled to perform. Arghamanyan, who is an Armenian citizen, was advised by her attorney in Vienna that she should not travel to the United States at this time because of current visa and border entry uncertainties.

Yang, a silver medalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has been hailed for her “poetic and sensitive pianism” by the Washington Post. The Korean pianist has entranced audiences around the world with a meteoric rise to international prominence.

Her solo appearances have included dates with major symphonies in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Toronto and Sydney; the BBC Philharmonic, and the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. A frequent solo recitalist, Yang has notably performed at the Kennedy Center, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum and Lincoln Center, and the famed Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland.   

Tickets for the show are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at corvallispiano.org or at Grass Roots Books & Music and Rice’s Pharmacy in Corvallis. Students ages 8 to 18 and all college students with valid identification will be admitted free.

Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply and are valid for purchase of up to two $5 tickets at The LaSells Stewart Center starting one hour prior to the concert with a SNAP card. For accommodations relating to a disability please call 541-737-4671, preferably at least one week in advance.

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