Chamber Music Concert at The Seattle Public Library with Schubert, Strauss and Favorites of Teresa Teng Oct. 15
release date: 09/14/2017
The Seattle Public Library will host soprano Shih-Yi Kuan, violist Brian Lew, and pianist Jason Kuo for a chamber music concert "Art Songs of Schubert, Strauss and more Teresa Teng" from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .
Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.
Soprano Kuan (管士怡) majored in voice and piano in Taiwan. She taught music in a public school for six years in Taiwan while conducting award-winning children's choirs that toured Korea and Japan. She then studied at a conservatory in Graz, Austria: the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst. At the Meistersinger Competition at the American Institute of Music in Graz, Kuan was awarded the Audience Prize (first place) and received third place from the jury. Since 1996, Kuan has been teaching voice and piano near Mill Creek, where she lives with her husband and dog. She is a member of the Edmonds Music Teachers Association, the Washington State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
Violinist Lew (劉白), graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, is a member of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra. He studied the viola with Bela Mori in São Paulo, Brazil, Bruno Giuranna in Detmold, Germany, and Paul Coletti at the University of Washington. While a student in Brazil, he played in music festivals and on television; soloed with the State Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo, conducted by Eleazar de Carvalho; and premiered a concerto dedicated to him and conducted by Ernst Mahle. Before coming to Seattle, he was a violist with orchestras in Brazil, Germany and Taiwan, where he also taught at the Chinese Culture University.
Pianist Kuo (郭士永) studied with Martha Wasley at the University of California at Berkeley and was later coached by Janet Guggenheim, whose worldwide concert credits included over 30 of collaboration with the celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman. Kuo performed in public master classes of Richard Goode and the late Karl Schnabel while residing in the San Francisco Bay area. He has been performing actively as an accompanist and a chamber musician. He also performs as the keyboard member of the Northwest Symphony and the Octava Chamber Orchestra.