WMU News

Yu-Lien The performs with Chamber Orchestra

March 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The University Chamber Orchestra closes its 2002­03 season with a concert featuring pianist Yu-Lien The, Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The, an artist-in-residence at Western Michigan University, will perform Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major." The Orchestra will close the program with Mendelssohn's vibrant, sunny, and bold Fourth Symphony, "The Italian."

The teaches applied piano and accompanying at WMU, and serves as a staff accompanist. Born in the Netherlands, her diploma credentials include piano performance, recorder performance, and piano/recorder education. Her piano teachers include Arie Vardi, Lori Sims, and Anatol Ugorski. She has performed as a soloist and recitalist throughout Europe including appearances with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Kammerorchester Hannover. In 1996, Ms. The was named a prize winner at the 12th International Piano Competition Viotti-Valsesia in Italy. In 1998, she was admitted to the National Concert Podium for Young Artists, a prestigious recognition for collaborative pianists, which led to several concert tours with violinist Tomo Keller. She maintains a career as a professional recorder player with extensive appearances in Germany as a member of the Little Consort Hannover.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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