The Piano Sonata No. 1 was composed during the spring and summer of 1999 in
Hampton, Virginia for Kyong Jarrell.
Harvey J. Stokes
Duration of movements:
I. Allegro: ca. 7’ 40”
II. Lento: ca. 6’ 17”
III. Allegro risoluto: ca. 9’ 00”
Total Duration: ca. 22′ 57″
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1999) is published by Seesaw/Subito Music of Verona, New Jersey.
Eun Kyong Jarrell, pianist, earned her Master’s degree in Piano Performance from Yeungnam University in South Korea and a certificat de perfectionnement from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. At the age of five, she began her study of the piano. During her childhood, she performed many recitals in Korea, Japan, and China.
She started her career in the United States as a performer and an educator in 1995 and served on the faculties of Hampton University and Christopher Newport University. Ms. Jarrell traveled to Paris, France, to continue her study of piano literature with Michael Wladkowski, a Chopin and Szymanowski specialist in 2006. During her residency in Paris, she worked with violinist Devy Erlih, a violinist; her study of ensemble literature included the complete Violin and Piano Sonatas by Beethoven. She has performed as a soloist and a collaborator throughout the USA, Europe and Asia.
Performed 2/5/00 by Kyong Jarrell, piano in Richmond, Va. at the Virginia Chapter of National Association of Composers, USA conference.
Performed 2/11/00 by Kyong Jarrell, piano in Hampton, Virginia at the Region III 2000 Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc.;
Performed 2/14/10 by Kyong Jarrell, piano in Hampton, Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of National Association of Composers, USA conference.