Faculty Recital: Hai Zheng, cello and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT September 28
The program will include; Beethoven’s Twelve Variations for Cello & Piano in G major, Tango by Issac Albéniz, Sonata in A major by César Franck and three pieces by Enrique Granados, Madrigal, Intermezzo from the opera Goyescas, and Playera from Danza Españolas.
Free and open to the public.
Concert cellist Hai Zheng has recorded as a soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in London and the Amatius Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia, with Paul Olefsky in England and with Aldo Parisot in China. She made her European debut at the Oxford Town Hall in England and her New York City debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. Zheng’s appearances include solo/chamber music concerts at Wigmore Hall in London, Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, New York’s Steinway Hall, Bargemusic series in New York, and a Canadian debut at the Guelph International Music Festival. These concerts were highly acclaimed by The New York Times, Oxford Daily Mail, and The Strad magazine. As a winner of the Feuermann International Cello Competition, she participated in the 2nd International Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany. Zheng has recorded five CDs. Her recording of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the English Chamber Orchestra was chosen as a “top pick” by the magazine Recording Direct. She has been a guest cellist with the Enso, Miró and Shanghai Quartets. Her visits to China have included a special concert for the Asia Society in Hong Kong, and master classes and recitals at Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macau conservatories. Zheng recently returned from performing a special homecoming recital at Gulangyu concert hall at the invitation of Xiamen University. Her recent concerts also included master classes and recitals at Duke University and Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. She was on the jury panel for the Jackie McGehee Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Music Guild of New Mexico in February. She was also invited to present a master class, perform, and be a guest judge for the Haydn Cello Concerto Competition at Texas Christian University international cello festival in 2013. Zheng has been an Assistant Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Southwestern University since 1995 and is on the faculty at St. Stephen’s School. She is the trustee for the Amatius Foundation and Artistic Director for the Young Musicians Festival Competition at The Asian American Culture Center.
Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Professor of Music at Southwestern University, has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries. His collaboration with the late violinist Eugene Fodor resulted in over thirty recitals and a CD of violin and piano music, “Witches’ Brew.” Their performances took them across the United States and also included concerts at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. Tamagawa has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Bargemusic in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, where he was called an “excellent” pianist by The Strad magazine, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series in Chicago. Recently he has played recitals at Stephen F. Austin State University, Western Connecticut State University, California State University at Fullerton and University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and appeared with the Temple Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the Second Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. In February 2013 he played with the Austin Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, accompanying Ballet Austin’s performance of Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, and will appear again with the orchestra in November 2014 in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K. 503. He has presented sessions at national conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association, College Music Society, and Music Teachers’ National Association, as well as state and regional conferences of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the College Music Society. He is the current chair of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association’s June Leondar Chamber Music and Ensemble Contest, held annually at their convention. His writings on musical topics have been published in American Music Teacher, American String Teacher, American Suzuki Journal and Keyboard (now Clavier) Companion. He was named as the 2013 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers’ Association.