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October 08, 2009

Guest Recital: MingHuan Xu, violin and Winston Choi, piano

Saturday, October 10
Guest Recital: MingHuan Xu, violin and Winston Choi, piano

E.V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
8:00 PM

Representing the faculties of Roosevelt University in Chicago (Choi) and Grand Valley State University in Michigan (Xu), this internationally honored duo will present works for solo piano and violin by Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Jeffrey Mumford, Bright Sheng, Maurice Ravel, as well as the Cesar Franck sonata for piano and violin.

Chinese Canadian violinist MingHuan Xu is a multi-faceted performer with unique communicative abilities. She has delighted audiences with her passion, incredible technique, sensitivity and charisma. Her versatility allows her to perform an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from the standard works to avant-garde contemporary repertoire. She has performed extensively as a concerto soloist, duo recitalist and chamber musician, all across China, Europe,North America and South America.

Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.

Free - no tickets required

Posted by zzhu at October 8, 2009 01:23 PM