Dr. Joanne Lan-Funn Kong
Director of Accompaniment, Coordinator of Chamber Ensembles
Profile
Recognized as an artist of exceptional versatility, pianist and harpsichordist Joanne Kong has received critical praise for her "great finesse and flexibility" (The Washington Post), "superb" playing (The Boston Globe), "utmost keyboard sensitivity and variety of tone" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), "remarkable technical ability" (The Oregonian), and "superb artistry" (San Antonio Express-News) for works "sensitively played" (The New York Times). Her versatility includes the distinction of being the first artist to release a harpsichord-piano recording of the Goldberg and Diabelli Variations, on the BRIOSO label.  
 
Dr. Kong has earned numerous honors, including a fellowship to the American Academy of the Arts in Europe and the Grand Prize in the 1985 International Piano Recording Competition. Dr. Kong's concertizing as a soloist has included orchestra performances under William McGlaughlin, Myung-Whun Chung, Samuel Baron, George Manahan, Alexander Kordzaia, Mark Russell Smith, and Steven Smith. Additionally, she is in frequent demand for piano master classes and chamber performances throughout the country.
In the News

"A Tale of Two Keyboards" in Style Weekly
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010


Education
D.M.A., University of Oregon
Contact Information
(804) 287-6422
Areas of Expertise
Piano performance
Harpsichord performance
Chamber Music