Angela Cheng & Alvin Chow, Guest Pianists to conduct a masterclass.
- Monday, April 22, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
- Howard Hall, 130 - view map
Guest faculty from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Angela Cheng, and Alvin Chow, will conduct a masterclass in Howard Hall, Room 130. The masterclass is free and open to the public.
The masterclass is made possible by the Montana State University School of Music in collaboration with the Southwest Montana Music Teachers Association. It will feature MSU students Cara Robertus and Desiree Vanzee. Bozeman area piano students, Clark Liang, and Gabriel Stordahl will also perform.
Hailed by critics for her remarkable technique, tonal beauty, and musicianship, Angela Cheng is one of Canada’s most distinguished and respected pianists. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the symphonies of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, St. Louis, Houston, Indianapolis, Syracuse, Utah, and Colorado. For the past decade, she has been a frequent recital partner of Pinchas Zukerman, performing with him worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg. Her many honors include a Gold Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, the distinction of being the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition, and the Medal of Excellence from the Salzburg Mozarteum for her outstanding interpretations of Mozart. She has recorded many CDs including the music of Mozart, Robert and Clara Schumann, Shostakovich, Chopin, and de Falla. Ms. Cheng has studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she was honored with the 2011-12 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Pianist Alvin Chow has performed throughout North America and in Asia as orchestral soloist and recitalist. He has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, and the New York Piano Teachers Congress International Piano Competition. His appearances as soloist with orchestra include the National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Shanghai Philharmonic and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. Mr. Chow graduated Co-Valedictorian at the University of Maryland, where he was a student of Nelita True. He also received the prestigious Victor Herbert Prize in Piano from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki and held the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University as a student of Menahem Pressler. Since 1999, he has been a member of the artist faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. From 2011-14 he was the Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Music, and now continues as Chair of the Piano Department. Most recently, Mr. Chow was awarded Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2016-17 academic year.
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