WHAT: Tri-C Presents Classical Piano
WHO: Angelin Chang, pianist
WHEN: Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium
Angelin Chang – Classical Piano Series
March 24, 2013 — 2:00 pm
Location: Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106
AMusic Cleveland! FREE EVENT!
A premiere performing arts series in Cleveland, Tri-C showcases arts and cultural performances, Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, Showtime at High Noon, The Song is You!, and the Piano Recital Series. Cuyahoga Community College Performing Arts presents significant contemporary artistic programs of the highest quality for its diverse multicultural audiences. These experiences are designed to stimulate, enlighten, educate and mutually enrich the artists and the community. A variety of free enriching performances, workshops, and residencies will be offered throughout the season to complement our wide array of the Performing Arts programs held at the Tri-C campuses, Playhouse Square and other locations around the city. For information, 216.987.4444
CONCERT – 2 p.m. in the Gartner Auditorium. Arrive early and meet outside the Hall. We’ll try to snag prime seating in the front row of the balcony that is the equivalent of box seats in many venues.
PARKING: The museum has an attached parking garage and some limited street parking may be available.
4 - 5 p.m. (est) DINNER with the Artist! – GUSTO Ristorante in Little Italy, 12022 Mayfield Road, 44106, 216.791.9900. GUSTO normally offers valet parking and there should be plenty of street spots available. GUSTO is directly across the street from Holy Rosary Church.
We have been invited to attend a private dinner with Prof. Chang following her performance at GUSTO Ristorante on Murray Hill - (web site click here) (http://www.gustolittleitaly.com/www.gustolittleitaly.com/Visit.html) We will be seated in the private back room.
AND - GUSTO has offered us a 10-percent discount on meals. Just bring your concert program along to show that you were in attendance.
Grammy award-winning classical pianist Angelin Chang made her debut performance as a piano soloist was with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, at age 12. She is the first Artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the first Academic Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation. As professor of music at Cleveland State University, she heads the university’s keyboard studies program and coordinates the university’schamber music program. Prior to joining Cleveland State, she was on faculty atRutgers University. She is the first Artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the first Academic Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation. In 2007, she won the Grammy award for the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra for her recording of Olivier Messiaen‘sOiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, conducted by John McLaughlin Williams. She is the first female American classical pianistand the first pianist of Asian descent to win a Grammy.
Web Site (click here) (http://www.angelinchang.com/)
Interview on YouTube (click here) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0nnrer6nDU)
GRAMMY® Award Winner for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra, internationally acclaimed pianist Angelin Chang is recognized for her sense of poetry and technical brilliance. She concertizes in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Miss Chang’s concert tours have led her to such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Lincoln Center (New York), State Theatre (Cleveland), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Zelazowa Wola (Warsaw), Shanghai Grand Theatre (China), Sala Luis Ángel Arango (Bogotá), Schnittke Philharmonic Hall (Russia) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She is the first American awarded First Prizes in both piano and chamber music during the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (Paris Conservatoire). Angelin Chang is the first pianist of Asian descent and the first female American classical pianist to win the GRAMMY®.
As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Angelin Chang participated in the development and launching of the Arts for Everyone initiative. She has performed at the U.S. Department of State, for the United Nations Women's Organization and for World AIDS Day in New York for the United Nations before the Secretary-General. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with the legendary violist Joseph de Pasquale, The de Pasquale String Quartet, and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.
Angelin Chang earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute – Johns Hopkins University, Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Premier Prix - Piano and Premier Prix - Musique de Chambre from the Paris Conservatoire, Master of Music and Distinguished Performer Certificate from Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts (French) and Bachelor of Music from Ball State University, and highest honors upon graduation from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her piano teachers have included Michel Béroff, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Robert McDonald, Menahem Pressler, Pierre Réach, Pia Sebastiani, György Sebök, Louis-Claude Thirion and Dorothy Taubman.
Dr. Angelin Chang is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Cleveland State University, where she is also Coordinator for Chamber Music. Previously, Dr. Chang taught on the piano faculty at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey.
Recent recording releases include a solo piano album, Angelin (Sabintu Records),Soaring Spirit (Albany Records) with Angelin Chang on piano and Joseph de Pasquale on viola, and Cleveland Chamber Symphony (TNC) with Angelin Chang as piano soloist and John McLaughlin Williams as conductor in Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Angelin Chang serves the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Recording Academy®/GRAMMY®) as a Board of Governor and Officer on the Executive Committee, and as a Chair of the Classical Committee for the Chicago Chapter. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland), Immediate Past President of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Northeast District, and State Coordinator for the Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competition and MTNA Chamber Music Competition.
Through her work with the Taubman Approach and Seminars in New York and at the Keyboard Wellness Seminars in Texas, Dr. Chang helps pianists develop virtuosity while liberating them from fatigue, pain and injury.
Angelin Chang is a Yamaha Concert Artist. She is named by the Yamaha Corporation of America as its first Academic/Performing Artist.
Angelin Chang (張安麟, Chinese: 张安麟; pinyin: Zhāng Ānlín) is a Grammy award-winning classical pianist and professor of music at Cleveland State University. She heads the university's keyboard studies program and coordinates the university'schamber music program. Prior to joining Cleveland State, she was on faculty at Rutgers University.
Chang's debut performance as a piano soloist was with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, at age 12. She is the first Artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the first Academic Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation.
Chang performed on and produced two of her CDs: Soaring Spirit (2004) and Angelín (2007). In 2007, she won the Grammy award for the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra for her recording of Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, conducted by John McLaughlin Williams. She is the first female American classical pianist and the first pianist of Asian descent to win a Grammy.
Chang was born in Muncie, Indiana, and attended Emerson Elementary School and Burris High School there. Chang graduated with top honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy and received a Bachelor of Music from Ball State University, and a Master of Music degree, along with a distinguished Performer's Certificate, from Indiana University. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory, at Johns Hopkins University. She is the first American awarded Premier Prix Piano and Premier Prix Musique de Chambre in the same year from theConservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France).
In addition to her musical degrees, Chang has a B.A. degree in French from Ball State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
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