The culmination of Water Music Festival’s 34th season will be an astonishing performance by one of the Festival’s all-time favorite artists, Alpin Hong, who last appeared here in 2009. You will be able to experience this pianistic firebrand up-close-and-personal at an intimate concert at the Eagle’s Nest.
Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2018, 3:00pm
Eagle’s Nest, Ilwaco WA
Social hour at 2:00pm, featuring light appetizers, a variety of beverages, and no-host wine bar
Tickets online or at the door
A portion of our proceeds benefits the local school music programs
Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. His combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. The New York Times lauded his “crystalline energy…clear and persuasive ideas…and remarkable breadth of coloration” and called him “a pianistic firebrand” in a review of his standing-room only New York recital debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Other critics have raved about Mr. Hong’s performances: “Hong’s warmth, charm and seemingly boundless energy were contagious, and he brought those qualities in abundance to his performance.”
Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in skateboarding, snowboarding, marital arts, and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his youthful vivacity and boundless energy. His astonishing ability to connect to people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style. Mr. Hong’s uniquely humorous and visionary approach to arts education has resulted in artistic residencies worldwide. In recognition of the pianist’s gift for communicating his passion for music to audiences of all ages, his tireless pursuit to find, inspire, and collaborate with talents in every community results in unforgettable presentations that both expand worlds and hit close to home.
Mr. Hong performed as a guest artist at the White House as part of the 2011 White House Holiday celebration. He has won numerous piano competitions and awards.