September 10, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- Pianist Chongya Shin, a member of the music faculty at Amherst College, will perform works of Schubert, Debussy, Beethoven and Chopin on Sunday, Sept. 19,at 4 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at the college. The recital is free and open to the public.

Shin, a native of Seoul, received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she continued as a teacher of piano in the preparatory division after graduation. She has participated in master classes with Alfred Brendel and Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, as well as with French pianist Jeanne-Marie Darre.

A soloist with the Boston Pops, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, The New England Conservatory Orchestra and the Windham Community Orchestra, Shin also has given many solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout New England. She currently teaches piano at Amherst College and is head of the piano department at the Brattleboro Music School.