Dr. Sha Wang, assistant professor of piano and music theory at Geneva College, will present a faculty recital on Saturday, December 1 at 3 p.m. in John White Chapel of Old Main. She will be joined by guest artist Ellen Chen-Livingston, a Julliard-trained violinist a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. They duo will perform Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by French composer Cesar Franck, as well as Franz Schubert’s Sonata in C minor.
Sonata in C minor is one of the selections included on Dr. Wang’s new CD,Piano Music of Franz Schubert & Robert Schumann. The CD is available for purchase on her website.
Dr. Wang was the first-prize winner at the Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition, the grand prize winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition in 2008, the second prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in 2009, and the alternate finalist at the 2009 Seattle International Piano Competition.
She has been the guest soloist for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Pasadena Pops Orchestra and performed at venues such as the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada and the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Her New York debut was at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan. She has appeared on stages of Aspen Music Festival and School, Interlochen Arts Academy, and other major summer festivals throughout the country. As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with Lang Lang, violinist Kun Dong (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), soprano Tamara Wilson (Houston Opera) and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Wang received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where she became the youngest doctoral graduate from the Conservatory.
The recital is free and open to the public.
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