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Guest Pianist Performing at the JSO
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 3:00 PM
215 W. Michigan Ave.
The Jackson Symphony is hosting guest pianist Wei-Qin Claire Tang at the Jackson Symphony Performing Arts Center, 215 W. Michigan Ave., on Saturday, November 3 at 3 p.m. The performance will include pieces from Beethoven, Scriabin, Bartók, and Ravel. Later this year, Ms. Tang will be performing across France. The Jackson Symphony is pleased to offer this wonderful opportunity to the public for free. Refreshments will be served.
Ms. Wei-Qin Claire Tang comes from a family of professional Classical musicians. Her father is a trumpet player; her mother, a pianist; and her sister, a violinist. Before coming to the United States, she was an honor student at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China and twice a place winner (third place and first place) in the “Pearl River” National Piano Competition, Junior Division.
Ms. Tang earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in piano performance from Michigan State University. She studied with Professors Philip Hosford, Albertine and Ralph Votapek and was coached by Professor Panayis Lyras after her graduate studies. During her study at MSU, Ms. Tang was a winner of the Honor’s (Concerto) Competition and a recipient of various scholarships, including the Ralph Votapek Endowment Scholarship. Ms. Tang has given recitals, both solo and chamber, in various cities in the United States, France, as well as in China. As a soloist, she has performed with the MSU Symphony Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony, and the Hong Kong Symphony.
Besides being a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Tang is also a piano teacher. She is a member of National Music Teachers Association, Michigan Music Teachers Association, Capital Area Music Teachers Association, and Lansing Matinee Musicale. Her students are frequent place winners in local competitions. She hopes to share her love for music through her teaching and performances.