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Free piano recital includes Schubert, Mozert, Liszt

March 1, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University resident artist Yu-Lien The (pronouned YOU-lee-en TAY) gives a free piano recital Tuesday, March 9, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The's recital centers on Franz Schubert's famous "Fantasy in C Major," based on his song "Der Wanderer." The program also includes fantasies and song transcriptions by William Albright, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alexander Scriabin, and Franz Liszt.

A teacher of applied piano and accompanying in the School of Music, The 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, 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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