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Burns and Kim to present recitals at BPAC

Minji Kim (left) and Alanna Burns will present recitals April 16, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital hall at the BPAC.

The Delta State University Department of Music presents Alanna Burns in her senior voice recital, and Minji Kim in her junior piano recital, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Burns, a voice major from Tishomingo, is the daughter of John and Toni Burns. She studies with Dr. Chad Payton, voice faculty at Delta State.

Since entering the university in 2012, she has been involved with DSU Chorale, Delta Singers, Pride of the Delta Marching Band, and has served as secretary and vice president of Mu Phi Epsilon. Burns will be performing compositions by Bellini, Cesti, Schumann, Fauré, Hahn, Quilter, Fraser-Simson and Bernstein.

Kim, who graduated from Deokwon Arts High School in Seoul, Korea, is currently pursuing a music degree at Delta State, where she studies piano with Dr. Jung-Won Shin.

She has performed in many recitals and concerts in Korea and the United States. She performed “Liszt piano concerto No. 1” with the Gwacheon Youth Orchestra and “Tchaikovsky concerto No. 1” with the Deokwon Arts High School Orchestra in Korea. Recently, she performed in the winner’s recital of the 2015 Beethoven Club Competition and performed two movements from Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos with a string quartet at the University of Southern Mississippi Summer Piano Concerto camp in 2014.

Kim has won several piano competitions, such as the senior division of the 2015 Beethoven Club Competition in Memphis, Tenn.; the 2014 and 2015 Mississippi Music Teachers Association College Competitions; the 2013 Mississippi state competition of the Music Teachers National Association; and the sixth annual Alcorn State University Piano Competition in Natchez, Miss. She has been selected to perform in the Delta State Honors Recitals in 2014 and 2015.

Her recital will feature works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Both recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 662-846-4615.