Miami University Music Alumni Return to Perform Concert at the Oxford Community Arts Center

(L) Marion Peraza de Webb (R) Phoenix Park Kim

(L) Marion Peraza de Webb (R) Phoenix Park Kim

The Music Department welcomed two Alumni, pianist Phoenix Park Kim and violinist Marion Peraza de Webb, to perform with the Oxford String Quartet as well as violin soloist Minju Kim in a recital at the Oxford Community Arts Center at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 13th. The program featured Mozart’s String quartet in E flat Major KV 428 and the Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet of Ernest Chausson.

Both Phoenix and Marion were at Miami to pursue Masters degrees in performance in the years between 1998-2001: Phoenix from South Korea, and Marion from Venezuela. Each of them has gone on to achieve remarkable success. Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim, Professor of Piano at Indiana Wesleyan University, has given recitals throughout the United States, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Russia and performances in various music festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Piano Texas, and the Summer Music in Siena. An avid chamber musician, Phoenix has performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts Artist Series. She has been heard on public radio in the U.S. and beyond and her recordings are available on, Spotify, and iTunes.

Marion Peraza de Webb won the Miami University Concerto Competition in 1998, while attending Miami University, and was awarded the Battel Stoeckel Trust Award at Yale University the same year. In 2000, she won the Grand Prize and Honor Award in the Annual Competition of Spanish and Latin American Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and was distinguished with the Ohio Latino Arts Association’s Performing Artist of the Year Award- 2001. She received the Noveau Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Arts by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the 2018-2019 Ohio Private Teacher of the Year Award by the Ohio String Teachers Association. She is the coach and co-founder of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Noveau Chamber Players, a music program for African-American and Latino High School students.

We are proud of our alumni and their continuing advocacy of the Arts, their passion for educating the next generations of musicians, and their personal artistry.