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Cha, a native of South Korea, has been establishing himself as a
‘renaissance’ musician, whose professional work encompasses
concertizing, directing, teaching, and music scholarship.
appeared as a pianist in several prominent concerts across continents.
In US, he was featured as a chamber music player with the Irving Fine
Society at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, and celebrated as a soloist the
Franz Liszt bicentennial at Brandeis University. In addition, he has
been invited several times as a musical artist to the Covington Art
Club in KY, giving lectures and recitals. Recently he performed chamber
music at one of MIT ‘s Emerson recitals, and gave a benefit recital on
four pianos from different periods for the Frederick Historical Piano
Study Center. His organ/piano recital at the Historical Shirley Meeting
House was shown on a local TV channel. As well as numerous concerts in
his native Korea, he performed several recitals as a guest pianist at
the 2007 Lucca Opera Festival in Italy, and in 2000 he was honored to
give a solo recital at the Bechstein hall in the master musician series
of Bilthoven, Holland. Earlier in his career he had an opportunity to
give a concert tour in Europe with the Dutch tenor Wil van Leysen.
he finished his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Transformation of the
Keyboard Fantasia in the Classical Period (1780–1800).” His scholarly
interests include the German instrumental aesthetics and literature of
the Classical and Romantic eras, and Renaissance vocal polyphony. He
taught at Brandeis University as a teaching fellow, and is currently
teaching and working as a music instructor and staff pianist at MIT. He
also has numerous private piano pupils in the Boston area.
holds a PhD degree in musicology from Brandeis University and two
Master degrees in music history and literature, and in piano
performance. We welcome Daesik to his first performance on our