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Kudos

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Guest Artist: Yingnan Liu, piano (March 1)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall
James W. Black Music Center

Yingnan Liu became a faculty member at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 2012, right after earning his Master of Music in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He studied for his Bachelor of Music at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Mr. Liu started his music career as one of the top students in the Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music and had his debut solo recital at age 17. He won awards for excellence in academics twice during his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music and was awarded a full scholarship to the Eastman School of Music for his outstanding audition and jury performances. In 2008, he was the only pianist at Eastman chosen to represent the school at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy in Japan. His studies at Manhattan School of Music led him to receive the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music award and the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Concerto competition award, for which he performed Mozart Piano Concerti with Conductor Philippe Entremont.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Liu has performed concerts in New York, California, and Florida, as well as Japan and many major cities in China. He has worked with many orchestras including the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the ShenYang Symphony Orchestra, and the Haerbin Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 at the 4th Hailun Cup National Music Teacher & Associate Piano Competition, Liu won second place in the piano solo competition and third place in the duo piano competition. He was also a double first place winner of both the solo piano and piano duet divisions in the 5th Hailun Cup NMTA Piano Competition in 2015. In 2017, Liu won first place in the duo piano competition at the Golden Bell Awards, China National Piano Competition.

Mr. Liu has presented recitals, master classes, and lectures in many music institutions throughout China. He also performs duo piano concerts regularly with other esteemed pianists. He has studied with many influential piano performers and teachers, including Yuqin Cui, Quming Zhang, Zhu Yafen, Li xin, Thomas Schumacher, Danwen Wei, Marc Silverman and Jeffrey Cohen. 

Free Admission

Liu will also present a piano masterclass on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in room B-40 of the W.E. Singleton Center.


VCU Symphony (March 1)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Program:

RESPIGHI
Pines of Rome

RAVEL
La Valse

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1,  I. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato
featuring Stacey Sharpe, violin

Tickets:
$10 General Admission
Free for VCU students with ID
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Saxophone Studio Recital (March 15)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring various saxophone ensembles comprised of VCU Music’s saxophone students and faculty members, including Professor Albert Regni. The performers will showcase a wide variety of saxophones including the sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones, and will perform works from J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, and more.

Free Admission


Rennolds Series: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (March 17)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

After 40 years of success, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth and magnetism to the concert stage. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
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Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve

Program:

ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH
Pas de Trois (2016)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66 (1845)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, “Archduke Trio” (1811)