Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus, Elizabeth City State University faculty member Alan Woo’s March 17 piano recital has been canceled. No alternative date has been announced at this time.
Mr. Woo’s recital was scheduled to feature works by Claude Debussy, Bela Bartok, and Modest Mussorgsky. The performance was also slated to include an art exhibition by university visual arts faculty members Eric Luchian, John Stiles, and Jeffery Whelan.
Praised by the New York Times as a pianist with “assurance and vitality,” Mr. Woo holds his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School.
He began his performance career at age 4. At 19, Mr. Woo made his Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He has since also collaborated with conductors Daniel Hege, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Tito Muñoz in solo appearances with the Houston and Fort Worth Symphonies, and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra.
His other recent performances include solo recital engagements throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Europe. Mr. Woo has been featured on The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase broadcasted on WQXR in New York, and has performed in venues such as Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Recital Halls.
He has also made appearances at the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Juilliard’s ChamberFest.
Mr. Woo is currently completing doctoral studies with a Dean’s DMA Fellowship at the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Yong Hi Moon. Mr. Woo joined the faculty at ECSU in the fall of 2019.