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Guest artist recital April 22 to feature violinist Kia-Hui Tan

April 16, 2013
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Kia-Hui Tan

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a guest artist recital featuring violinist Kia-Hui Tan at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Selections from the recital include "Caprice Op. 1 No. 20" by Niccolo Paganini, "Twelve Signs" by Chiayu and "Joy Rising" by Ching-Chu Hu.

Tan has performed as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in 25 of the United States and 20 countries on five continents, including performances at London's Barbican Hall and the Weill Recital Hall in New York's Carnegie Hall. Described in The Strad as a "violinist whose virtuosity was astonishing," she has won numerous awards including the Bronze Medal at the first NTDTV Chinese International Violin Competition at Town Hall in 2008.

While she is currently an associate professor of violin at The Ohio State University, Tan has also been on the faculty at Cornell University, University of Toledo, and The Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland Music School Settlement.

Born in 1975, Tan studied piano, violin, music theory and composition in her native country, Singapore, before receiving scholarships to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was conferred a doctorate of musical arts in 2001.

The guest artist recital is free and open to the public. For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the music events calendar.

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