UTC Music Department Hosts Piano Arts Competition Winners Recital Sunday

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The UTC Music Department will present the 18th Annual Piano Arts Competition Winners Recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. at UTC's Cadek Recital Hall, 725 Oak St..  This recital features the winners of the Piano Arts Competition, hosted at UTC, which provides an opportunity for young middle school and high school students to showcase their abilities.  The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

First Place winner in the Middle School category was Sophia Guan from Chattanooga. Sophia is 14 years old and a student of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. She has won superior rating at Chattanooga Music Teachers Association and Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and was last year’s 2nd place winner at UTC Piano Art’s Competition. This young lady will be performing Claude Debussy’s “Bruyères” from Préludes, Book 2, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “O polichinelo” from Baby’s Family, Book 1, and Franz Liszt’s Transcendential Etude No. 8 “Wilde Jagd.” For the finale, Sophia will be performing Mozart’s “Concerto in D Minor, K446”, alongside 2010’s first prize winner of the High School Category, Isaac Hinchman.

Nicholas Lobo, from Hixson, and Katrina Biancofiore, from Signal Mountain, will be performing for the winners of the High School Category, but they both received honorable mentions during the competition itself. The winners in this category are not able to perform due to unforeseen circumstances, but both Nicholas and Katrina accepted to perform in their stead.  Nicholas, from Hixson, is Dr. Tsai’s student and a sophomore at Chattanooga’s School for the Arts and Sciences.  Katrina is homeschooled from Signal Mountain, and is Ms. Janet Sump’s student. She is also an active member of Signal Mountains Chapter of the National History Club, and a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. The pieces they will be performing include, “Invention No. 8 in F Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum”, from Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy, “Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38” by Frédéric Chopin, and “Toccata” by Aram Khachaturian.

For more information call the UTC Music office at 425-4601 or visit http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php

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