Cellobration: From Russia With Love Set For March 7

Monday, February 18, 2013

The UTC Music Department will present, “Cellobration: From Russia with Love,” featuring cellist I-Bei Lin and pianist Sin-Hsing Tsai, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Included in the program is “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” by Gregor Piatigorsky, “Sonata, Op. 119” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Chant du Ménestrel, Op.71” by Alexander Glazunov and “Two Pieces, Op. 2” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The performance is presented free of charge and open to the general public.

Dr. I-Bei Lin is an associate professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A native of Taiwan, she has given solo recitals world-wide and has received many fabulous reviews. Dr. I-Bei Lin is a founding cellist of two faculty piano trios at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and has served as principal cellist at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany and Denmark and the Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra in Boston. She plays a Testore School cello from Milan, Italy, circa 1700s. 

Considered one of the best trained pianists of her generation, Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai is currently UC Foundation associate professor at UTC. Dr. Tsai is a Steinway artist and her credentials include having received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her outstanding musical performances. She is widely traveled and has been heard by audiences in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. She enjoys global success as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue and has collaborated with the finest musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. Dr. Tsai is credited with several world premieres of contemporary compositions and her performing experience has extended beyond the concert hall with broadcasts in Buenos Aires, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, and source music for film and theater productions in Los Angeles. She can also be heard on AUR label performing Immensity on the Loose by Jonathan McNair.

For more information contact the Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music

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