Holy Name Hospital and Suhhaikyung Foundation Sponsor Piano Virtuoso at Lincoln Center
Teaneck, NJ—The Suhhaikyung Foundation and Holy Name Hospital will present "Night & Dream," a recital featuring piano virtuoso Hai-Kyung Suh, on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
Hai-Kyung Suh endures as one of the most sublime interpreters of 19th century piano repertoire and the classic works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. A soloist of international acclaim, Professor Suh has toured as a recitalist in Germany, Australia, Japan, China, and the U.S., appearing yearly at Lincoln Center in New York City, as she continues annual tours in Korea. The Julliard School-educated pianist has also toured with the world's most celebrated orchestras, appeared on television and radio, and is an established recording artist.
Called a "pianist miracle," Hai-Kyung Suh transfixes audiences, say reviewers, with her "passionate musicality and dramatic expressiveness rarely seen" (Asahi Shimbun, Japan) and her "hair-raising virtuosity" (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin) having "resoundingly made the difficult transition from prodigy to self-confident ‘Old Master'" (New York Concert Review)
. Professor Suh, a breast cancer survivor, is the goodwill ambassador for Holy Name Hospital's Walk for Mom Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, an annual walk-a-thon organized by the hospital's Korean Medical Program. Walk for Mom is designed to build awareness of breast health among Korean-American women, for whom the number of new breast cancer cases has doubled over the past 10 years. The campaign focuses on encouraging women to follow guidelines for routine self-examination, annual mammography and clinical examinations.
This year, the Walk for Mom Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign's fundraising goal is $100,000. The monies will be used to provide free mammography services to 200 low-income Korean-American women, as well as follow-up procedures, such as ultrasound, biopsies and surgery. Last year, the campaign raised over $100,000 and discovered early-stage breast cancer in two women, who subsequently received surgical treatment.
Tickets to "Night & Dream" are priced at $100, $50, $40, $30 and $20, and can be obtained by contacting the box office at 212-875-5050. For information about Holy Name Hospital's Walk for Mom Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign or to make a donation, kindly call 201-833-3399. Interested persons may also consult Holy Name's website, www.holyname.org; click on "Korean Medical Program" at lower right, then "Hai-Kyung Suh Piano Concert."
NOTE TO THE PRESS: Hai-Kyung Suh is available for press and broadcast interviews. Kindly consult the contact information on this news release.
Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.