CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pianist Yeol Eum Son will perform at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.­­­

Corvallis-OSU Piano International also will host a master class and opportunity to meet Son from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Room 303 at Oregon State’s Community Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place.

­­Son is a prizewinner at the Tchaikovsky and Van Cliburn international piano competitions. She is known for performances of a wide range of concert repertoire and performs worldwide. Her solo engagements have included performances with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Dresden Philharmonic; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Radio France.

Son has performed solo recitals at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie and the Seoul Arts Centre in her native South Korea.

Son’s Corvallis recital program includes two sets of romantic-era preludes: Frederic Chopin’s Op. 28 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Op. 32.

Chopin’s Op. 28 is a cycle of 24 preludes for solo piano, one each in all 24 major and minor keys. The preludes were composed from 1835-1839. Rachmaninoff’s Op. 32 is a set of 13 preludes for solo piano written in 1910.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Tickets are available online at or at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis. Youth ages 8-18 and all college students with valid ID 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 SNAP card.

Accommodations relating to a disability may be made by calling 541-758-0036, preferably at least one week in advance.

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