Released: January 18, 2012
Lincoln, Neb. - Pianist Ann Chang, Lied Center for Performing Arts Artistic Director and Artist-in-Residence in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Music will perform with violinist Paul Hsun-Ling Chou on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Jan. 22.
The performance is at 6 p.m. EST/5 p.m. CST and will be streamed live on the internet at go.unl.edu/changlive.
Update 1/23/12: The archived recording of the performance can be viewed at kennedy-center.org.
The program is titled "Beethoven Masterworks." It will feature two named pieces, "Moonlight Sonata" (for solo piano) and "Kreutzer Sonata" (for violin and piano). Chang will be joined by Chou for latter piece.
"Those are two warhorses in the piano repertoire, and two of Beethoven's most famous works," Chang said.
The Kennedy Center performance is the first of three performances for Chang, which will take her from the East Coast to the West Coast over the next month.
On Jan. 28, Chang will perform in Chicago as part of Pianoforte Foundation's Schubert Festival. The event, known in Chicago as "Schubertiade," attracts Schubert scholars and lovers. Chang will perform Franz Schubert's D Major Sonata.
On Feb. 7, she will perform some Argentine tangos by Astor Piazzolla at the famous San Francisco's Yoshi's Jazz Club. She will be a guest performer with the Rastrelli Cello Quartet, who has performed several times for the Meadowlark Music Festival and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts during the 2008-09 season.
Ann Chang Biography
Chang is an active soloist and lecturer in the U.S. and Europe. Her curiosity and wide-ranging musical interests have taken her in many directions, allowing her to forge a unique career and establish a distinguished reputation. She is in demand as an artist and teacher, and her recent appointment as a Fulbright Scholar in Belgium (Brussels) gave her an opportunity to expand her interest in the study of Classic Performance Practice.
Chang is the founder of the award-winning Meadowlark Music Festival in Lincoln. Recently, she was appointed Artistic Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts and is Artist-in-Residence in the School of Music. Leveraging her extensive knowledge in arts presenting and management, she is Director of the University's Arts Entrepreneurship Program where she helps the next generation of musicians think creatively and thrive in the performing arts. Chang earned the degrees B.M., M.M. and D.M. from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Paul Hsun-Ling Chou Biography
Chou, a classically trained violinist, has been featured on numerous international venues. His performances have been met with critical acclaim by domestic and international audiences and critics, having appeared twice at the Shenyang International Music Festival in China, the Ofecina di Curitiba in Brazil, in addition to recent performances in Italy with Chang. He has recorded with the progressive rock band Shadow Gallery on the Magna Carta label and has recently completed "Violino Brasileiro" with pianist Ney Fialkow following their Brazilian tour. Chou has presented as an arts advocate at American University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Juilliard School and other performing arts schools in the United States and Canada. He has also served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council in Pennsylvania.
Chou is currently a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International where he co-leads the Education Practice. Paul received his formal undergraduate musical training at Indiana University-Bloomington and at the S.U.N.Y Stony Brook where he completed graduate studies.
Chou is familiar to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community due to his work as a search consultant for many of the recent Dean and Director positions, including the searches for Deans of the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and the recent search for Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.