Piano series to begin this week

September 27, 2017 | Arts, Events, UToday, Arts and Letters
By Angela Riddel

Guest pianist Sylvia Wang will open the annual Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series at the Center for Performing Arts.

She will present a master class Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, and a recital Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. Both free, public events will be held in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Her concert program will feature Robert Schumman’s Romance in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, no. 2 and Sinfonische Etü̈den, Op. 13, including the posthumous variations. For the second half of the program, she will perform Debussy’s Préludes, Book 2.

Wang has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist across the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and Argentina. She also has recorded for the Newport Classic, CRI, Boston Records and Northeastern labels.

She was a winner and finalist for numerous awards and competitions, including the Royal Overseas Music Festival in London, Chamber Music Yellow Springs in Ohio, and the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. 

Wang is on the faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and has served as adjudicator, guest teacher or clinician for such organizations as the Music Teachers National Association in the United States, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Centre for Young Musicians in London, the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She also has taught at the Vianden International Festival in Luxembourg.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of piano, at michael.boyd@utoledo.edu or 419.530.2183.

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