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Watch and Listen: Flutist Jasmine Choi and Pianist Hugh Sung In The WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio

Listen to the WRTI performance of Jasmine Choi, praised as “the goddess of flute" by Korea Times, with Hugh Sung at the piano in an enchanting program with host Debra Lew Harder.

The duo plays music of J.S. Bach as well as selections by South Korean composer Yiruma and George Gershwin, from their 2015 Sony Classical album. Jasmine and Hugh will be recording a new album in Vienna at the historic Boesendorfer Saal in May 2019.

J.S. Bach: “Polonaise" and “Badinerie" from Orchestral Suite No. 2; Yiruma: “Wait There” (arr. Sung); George Gershwin: “Lady Be Good” (arr. Sung)

WRTI General Manager Bill Johnson, pianist Hugh Sung, flutist Jasmine Choi, and WRTI Host Debra Lew Harder

An Astral Artist laureate, Jasmine is now based in Europe, and has appeared with the Vienna Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic. 

Hugh, a highly sought-after collaborative pianist based in Philadelphia, has performed with Hilary Hahn, Aaron Rosand, Jennifer Higdon, Gary Schocker, and with Philadelphia Orchestra members Jeffrey Khaner, David Kim, and David Bilger.

He was Director of Instrumental Accompaniment  and Student Recitals at the Curtis Institute for 20 years, and worked with Lang Lang and Yuja Wang when they were students there. He left Curtis to help develop and implement a start-up technology company, the AirTurn bluetooth page-turning device for musicians. He now represents Boesendorfer and Yamaha pianos, and teaches over 1000 students a week through the online teaching company, ArtistWorks.


Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.