MSU Chamber Music - "A Night of Classics"
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
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W.A. Mozart - Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K 423
Performers: Wen-Yi Lo, violin. Yi-Pei Lin, viola.
Telemann Concerto in D Major for Four Violins:
Colin Davidson, violin, Ethan Davidson, Violin, Alirna Korieva, Violin, Maria Skidmore,
Concerto for 4 Violins in D Major
Georg Philipp Telemann (b.1641-1776)
Performers: Alirna Korieva, violin, Maria Skidmore, violin, Colin Davidson, violin, Ethan Davidson, violin
Schubert: Allegro in A Minor, Opus 144 ("Lebensstürme")- May 1828
Performers: Ruoyu Yang and Minmin Sun (Piano duo)
Mozart Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Viola, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"
III. Rondeaux: Allegretto
Performers: Lei Min (Clarinet)/ Zhen Huang (viola)/ Minmin Sun (Piano)
Schumann Märchenerzählungen (Fairy tale), Op. 132.
I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert
III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
W.A. Mozart Kegelstatt Trio in Eb, KV498,
Andante, Menuetto, Rondo
Performers: Minmin Sun, piano, Lei Min, Clarinet, Zhen Huang, viola
Yi-Pei Lin, Viola
Lin was born in Taiwan. She has completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Taipei National University of Arts, and her performance diploma at MSU. Currently, she is studying for a Doctoral Musical of Arts degree with Eric Nowlin at MSU as a graduate teaching assistant. She is also an assistant principal viola with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, an acting principal viola with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and a section viola with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra.
Wen-Yi Lo, Violin
Lo was born in Taiwan and graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts in
2013. After the performance diploma and master's degree at MSU, Lo is currently studying for a doctoral degree in violin performance with professor I-Fu Wang. Lo has abundant performance experience, including various chamber music, orchestra, and solo recital.
Colin Davidson, Violin
Davidson is a junior at MSU studying violin performance and computer science. He performs regularly as a member of the MSU Symphony Orchestra, most recently in the pit orchestra for MSU's production of Verdi's opera Falstaff. He has also played with the Michigan Philharmonic and various chamber ensembles. In his free time, Colin enjoys programming and reading.
Ethan Davidson, Violin
Davidson, from Canton, is a student at MSU majoring in both violin performance and microbiology. He currently plays violin in the MSU Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Michigan Philharmonic. Ethan plans to pursue a medical career in addition to freelance violin playing. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys building models and learning a little bit about a wide array of different subjects from history to engineering.
Alirna Korieva, Violin
Korieva, originally from Uzbekistan, is currently pursuing a master's degree in
violin performance at MSU, where she is also a teaching assistant for internationally acclaimed violinist Professor Berlinsky. She completed her bachelor's degree at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan and is a successful violin teacher at the Okemos Music Academy and the Marshall Music Company. She has also performed with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Maria Skidmore, Violin
Skidmore is a sophomore at MSU studying violin performance under Professor Yvonne Lam at the College of Music. She grew up doing violin and piano lessons at the MSU Community Music School. She continues her musical training as a violin performance major to acquire new skills incorporate them into her other musical interests such as composing, improv, songwriting, producing, and performing.
Lei Min, Clarinet
Min, a native of China, first studied clarinet at the age of 7. Her first public performance was at the age of 8 and by age 11 she won the first prize in the clarinet competition, youth group in Wuhan, HuBei. She achieved her bachelor's degree at the China conservatory of music. In 2017, Min came to the United States to study with Mingzhe Wang and is currently a doctor of musical arts student at MSU, where she also obtained her master's degree. She served as principal clarinet in the 2019-2023 MSU Fall/Spring MSU Chamber Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony and MSU Symphony Orchestra and is also currently a clarinet instructor in the School of the Arts and interning in Art-ops non-profit organization.
Zhen Huang, Violin
Huang is a talented violist among his generation, and he has also established an excellent reputation across an unusually varied range of performing the activity. In addition to his solo play, he is regularly a chamber music player at many music festivals. Huang is pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree at MSU and studying with Detroit Symphony Orchestra viola principal Eric Nowlin. His passion for chamber music continues to find a variety of outlets. At the beginning of 2023, Zhen won the Honors Concerto Competition at MSU and performed the Walton concerto with the MSU Symphony Orchestra.
Minmin Sun, Piano
Active on the stage of solo and chamber music, Sun holds her bachelor's degree from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and her master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Alexandre Moutouzkine. Sun's passion for piano drove her to pursue advanced study and a life career in piano performance. In 2021, she became a doctor of musical arts student at MSU and studies with Derek Kealii Polischuk. A musician with extensive teaching and accompaniment experience, Sun is an accompanist for other instrumentalists and is working as an accompanist for the Holt Junior High School.
Yang Ruoyu, Piano
Ruoyu was born in China in 1995 and started piano lessons at the age of six. Subsequently she continued her studies at East China Normal University with Zhang Dingyuan in 2014. In 2018, she earned her master music degree and graduate performance diploma with Alexander Shtarkman at Peabody Conservatory. She is currently studying for her doctor of musical arts degree with Margarita Shevchenko.
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