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ISU Orchestra Program 2013 – 2014 Season

Friday - December 6, 2013 7:30 pm | Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Schumannn Piano Concerto A minor, op. 54 with Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Admission Charged: $5.00 adults; $2.00 students.
Tickets available at the door.

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Performing one of the most popular works in all of the keyboard repertory, the ISU Symphony is joined by ISU's Assistant Professor of Piano, Mei-Hsuan Huang, for Schumann's monumental Piano Concerto in A minor.

A solo violin is the voice of Scheherazade as she calms the Sultan's menacing brass fanfares in this colorful epic. An audience favorite and orchestral showpiece, the ISU Symphony ends 2013 with Rimsky-Korsakov's brilliant Scheherazade.

Mei-Hsuan Huang is an Assistant Professor of Music at Iowa State University and a member of the Ames Piano Quartet. Born in Taiwan, she began studying piano at the age of four and earned her bachelors degree at The National Taiwan Normal University, where, she won the prestigious Xing Tang Temple Piano Competition Prize. She received her masters degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Sergei Babayan, Margarita Shevchenko, and Paul Schenly. At the Cleveland Institute of Music she was awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize, which recognizes outstanding musical development by a piano major. She also received the University DMA Fellowship Award from the music departments of Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Huang received her doctorate of musical arts degree at Ohio State University under Dr. Caroline Hong, where she was the only pianist to be awarded a fellowship. While at Ohio State University, she was also appointed Graduate Teaching and Accompanying Assistant. In 2010, Dr. Huang was awarded the Graduate Associate Teaching Award at Ohio State University, the University's highest recognition of exceptional teaching. In 2008, she was also awarded first prize in the Ohio State University Concerto Competition where she performed the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Ohio State University Orchestra.


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