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Grand Piano Night – Caroline Hong & Ryan Behan!

June 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
$135 per guest, $85 children's menu (12 and under) plus tax & gratuity
(614) 451-9774

Grand Piano Night
with Caroline Hong and Ryan Behan!

Friday, June 21st     6:00pm

Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance

$135 adults    |   $85 children’s menu (12 & under)
(plus beverages, tax & gratuity)

Portion of the proceeds will go to supporting
the American Liszt Society

Hosted in our upstairs private room

Unlike other “background music” venues,
we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you
please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.

You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.


– Caroline Hong –

Hailed for her “expressive and powerful playing”, “formidable technique”, as well as her “keen sense of lyricism and the classical style.” (Columbus and Richmond Times Dispatch), pianist Caroline Hong continues to flourish in her career as an internationally active soloist, chamber musician, artist-teacher, guest-lecturer, and adjudicator. Pulitzer Prize and Academy award-winning composer John Corigliano referred to her as “one of the greatest pianists I have ever heard” after a performance of his Etude Fantasy (1976). Critics wrote that it was “breathtaking” and “hard to imagine a better performance”. She has recorded for Mark Records and Fleur de Son and, to that end, has been favorably reviewed by American Record Guide.

Caroline Hong made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition. She is a laureate of the Van Cliburn International Audition, the Robert Casadesus International Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, UNISA International Piano Competition, Beethoven Foundation, Distinguished Performer of the Palm Beach International Piano Competition, Winner of the Society of American Musicians (Chicago, IL). In her pre-college days, she was named Orange County’s Best Pianist, and was a winner in the Bach Festival for all of Southern California. She has been a featured performer on Robert Sherman’s “Young Artists Showcase” (New York Times Radio) and countless other radio broadcasts throughout the nation and abroad. As winner of the Chicago Civic Orchestra Soloist Competition, she performed in Orchestra Hall under the baton of Michael Morgan. Hong has had the privilege of studying with luminaries such as Martin Canin, Jerome Lowenthal, Sergei Babayan, Dmitrii Paperno, Ann Schein, and Karen Shaw, and in solo masterclass with Claude Frank, John Browning, Leon Fleisher, and chamber masterclasses with the late Gyorgy Sebok and Menahem Pressler, among others. Her first teacher, with whom she began study of piano before the age of 3, was her own mother.


– Ryan Behan –
Piano and Collaborative Piano Keyboard

Ryan Behan has won acclaim from audiences throughout the United States, Europe and China as an exceptionally versatile pianist. Recent highlights include performances as concerto soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals of selections from the three suites of Franz Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage, and guest artist at Haus der Kultur and the Salzburg Kammermusik Konzertreihe in Austria. A winner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Behan has also presented bicentennial celebrations devoted to the solo, chamber music and vocal literature of Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin. Dedicated to the advancement of new music, he has performed the works of many living composers including the subject of his doctoral document, Luxembourg composer Alexander Müllenbach, as well as those by Joseph Schwanter at the Contemporary Music Festival and Composers, Inc. in Columbus.

Since 2012 he has served on the faculty of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria where he has taught collaborative piano students participating in Lied classes, and coached instrumentalists and singers alongside many of the great artists of our time, including opera singers Grace Bumbry, Sumi Jo, Wolfgang Brendel, Hedwig Fassbender and Wolfgang Holzmair; violinists Zakhar Bron, Michael Frischenschlager and Igor Petrushevski; and cellist Umberto Clerici. He also served as korrepetitor for the Vienna Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst cello studio of the late Heinrich Schiff, and for the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. With a strong profile throughout Ohio and the Midwest, Behan serves as principal keyboardist for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; he performed Artist Circle recitals with Vadim Gluzman and Paul Neubauer; concertized with members of the Chicago Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic and Indianapolis Symphony; been guest artist at Indiana University–Bloomington and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; given solo concerts and master classes at the University of Toledo, Wittenberg University and Kenyon College; and served as adjudicator for the Ohio MTNA Young Artist State Competition and the Columbus Youth Symphony Concerto Competition.

Dr. Behan holds degrees from Bowling Green State University, the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and The Ohio State University; he was a student of Jerome Rose, Imre Rohmann, Vedrana Subotic and Caroline Hong; he further studied with Leslie Howard at the International Keyboard Institute in NYC and with James Tocco in Cincinnati. Since his appointment at Ohio State in 2008 he has taught applied piano, served as vocal coach for opera productions, and served as guest lecturer for piano literature and graduate German diction courses. He is a founding member and treasurer of The American Liszt Society Ohio Chapter, which hosted its first Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Columbus, Ohio in October 2017; the second will be held in May 2020.



The Menu
subject to change)

Radish Carpaccio Salade
Parmesan Cheese, Haricots Verts


Poached Salmon
Saffron Mussel Jus


Veal Tenderloin
Mushroom Duxelle Feuilleté, Port Wine Sauce


Mango Sorbet
Fresh Raspberries, Coconut Tuile

~ Wine Pairings Available ~

——-The menu changes for each Dinner Music Event
This is a set menu served for the event, however we are able to make adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.

Phone reservations required – No online reservations
Please call 614-451-9774

Special Four-Course Dinner with Live Performance 
135. per guest  (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)

Portion of the proceeds will go to supporting
the American Liszt Society

*Seating is limited to the first 38 guests

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