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SOLD OUT: Minsoo Sohn Plays Rachmaninoff

October 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Martha Cooke Visiting Artist Fund presents
Minsoo Sohn, piano

Prepare to be captivated as renowned pianist Minsoo Sohn takes the stage to present an awe-inspiring performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s complete Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op. 39. This promises to be an extraordinary experience that will transport you to a realm of emotion, virtuosity, and musical brilliance.

Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux are a collection of musical gems that showcase the composer’s emotional intensity and technical prowess. The Op. 33 set paints vivid musical pictures, while Op. 39 delves into a rich tapestry of moods and atmospheres. Sohn’s masterful touch will illuminate the intricate nuances of each piece, from the thunderous power to the tender introspection.



Minsoo Sohn is a Korean-American pianist known for his musical intelligence and masterful virtuosity — qualities that have earned him acclaim throughout the United States, Canada and Korea. His readings of the works of Bach and Beethoven in particular have placed him among the elect in this repertoire, and the inspired ingenuity of his performances of orchestral repertoire have earned him many accolades.

Sohn owes much of his success to his mentors, Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun, with whom he studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston. After teaching at Michigan State University, Sohn returned to South Korea where he instantly became a much sought after performer and pedagogue, as he joined the faculty at Korean National University of Arts. He has also served on the jury at prominent international piano competitions including Honens, Top of the World and Busoni Competition.

Martha Cooke Legacy Fund
This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary as Canada’s only All-Steinway School. With a generous gift from the estate of Martha Cooke, we are thrilled to bring you the first of three annual concerts with Minsoo Sohn. The donation also earmarks two substantial funds for piano maintenance at the School of Music. Proceeds from this concert will contribute to this legacy fund benefitting our pianos.


Pay What You Can (you choose how much you’d like to pay for your ticket):
Tier 1: $12
Tier 2: $20
Tier 3: $28
Tier 4: $35
Advance tickets available through the UVic Ticket Centre
(online, in-person and by phone). Advance ticket sales close at 12pm on Oct. 3.
Tickets also available at the door (cash, credit, debit accepted).

All seating is general admission.
1 complimentary ticket available for UVic School of Music students — sign up in advance at MAC Rm. B041.


October 3, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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School of Music, University of Victoria
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Pay What You Can ($12-$35)
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
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