Monday, March 26, 2018

Faculty Recital - Beth Nam, Piano

Occidental College Music


  • Location: Bird Studio (Booth Hall)
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free; CSP99 Event
  • Sponsor: Music, Oxy Arts

Program (45-50 minutes):

Andante and Variations for Piano with 4 Hands in G major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Lucien Garban) 

'Sacrificial Dance' from "The Rite of Spring"
Igor Stravinsky

About the Artists:

Dr. Beth Nam has performed at prestigious institutions and venues, such as Carnegie Weil Recital Hall and Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, and has also won numerous competitions and scholarships including the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation Young Musician Competition and the 15th Annual Young Pianist Beethoven Competition. She was a recipient of several teaching fellowships at The Juilliard School including the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, Morse Fellowship, Piano Minor Fellowship, and the Music Advancement Program. As an active chamber musician Nam has performed with the Allant trio which has recently released their first album ‘Ignition’ under Sony Classical, and their live performances have been broadcasted on ABC Classic FM in Australia, WFMT radio station in Chicago, and MBC network in Korea. In February 2014, the trio gave a highly acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Biola University, an interim piano faculty at Occidental College, a director of choir and orchestra at the California Academy of Mathmatics and Science, and one of the directors at the South Bay Children's Choir. Nam received her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School of Music where she also received her Masters and Bachelors in piano performance.

Pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks enjoys a multifaceted career as international concert artist, educator, and arts entrepreneur. He has been described as “impeccable” (La Presse, Montreal), “a shining talent” (Völser Zeitung, Italy), "a pianist of exhilarating polish, unity and engagement” (The Orange County Register, California), and in 2015, was named one of Orange County’s most influential people by OC Weekly. He has earned ovations from Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, to Prösels Castle in Italy, the Kennedy Center, Kumho Art Hall and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Lichtenstein Palace in Prague. He is a founding member of the award-winning Trio Céleste and is President of Chamber Music | OC, one of the most dynamic classical music organizations in the country. A Korean-American adoptee and graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, Loucks holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he was recently awarded the distinguished 40 Under Forty alumni award. In 2017, Loucks earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University and completed his Executive Education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

This is a CSP99 event.