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Sumi Hwang Incandescent at Phillips

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Queen Elisabeth Competition: Voice 2014, S. Hwang (inter alii)
(MP3, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Soprano Sumi Hwang soars at the Phillips Collection
Washington Post, November 4, 2014
In 2012, Sumi Hwang won second prize at the ARD Music Competition in Munich, followed this year by the Grand Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The Korean soprano showed why at her American debut recital, a knockout hour-long program presented on Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection.

Hwang’s lyric soprano voice has a pearly clarity, the intonation just, and the tone even and pretty across its range. She had a pleasing simplicity in a set of three songs from Schumann’s “Myrthen,” Op. 25, giving a sense of excitement to... [Continue reading]
Sumi Hwang, soprano
Jonas Vitaud, piano
Phillips Collection

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