The Music Department presents the piano students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai in recital on Friday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in UTC Fine Arts Center.
The program to be presented by Tsai’s students represents Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Scriabin– all virtuoso pianists as well as composers. The specific works include movements from the Beethoven A Major Sonata in D Minor “Tempest”), Brahms’ Rhapsody in G Minor, Liszt’s “Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi “ and Scriabin’s Sonata-Fantasy in G-sharp Minor. These are concert standards that one hears in recitals by world-renowned players and remarkable literature for students to study and perform.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Music brings together outstanding artists from international backgrounds and scholars of varied academic interests. An accredited member of National Association of Schools of Music since 1933, the Department of Music has had a long tradition of exceptional concert pianists and pedagogues on its faculty. With the instructors’ global experience, knowledge, and passion, UTC Keyboard Area is one of the best places for young pianists to develop their potential and fulfill their career dreams. Piano students at the Department of Music receive comprehensive training in a real-world context. In addition to weekly lessons with their private instructors, piano students participate in large ensembles as accompanists and in small chamber groups as collaborative artists. Advanced students are called upon with frequency to perform at local venues and university functions.
The piano department is led by Tsai. Tsai’s recitals at UTC draw large crowds and her debut with the Chattanooga Symphony last year was well-received. She continues to be active as a teacher and performer both in the region, the US and abroad. Drawing on her international roots and life experiences on four continents (Asia, Europe, South America and North America) and fluency in four languages (English, Spanish, German and Chinese) she blends traditions from different cultures, offering a new and fresh universal perspective to her teaching and her performances.
For more information regarding UTC Music Department programs please call 423-425-4601.