UTC Music Department presents “Cellobration: From Russia with Love”
I-Bei Lin, Cello
Sin-Hsing Tsai, Piano
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center
Press Release Date: February 13, 2013
The UTC Music Department is pleased to present, “Cellobration: From Russia with Love”, featuring cellist I-Bei Lin and pianist Sin-Hsing Tsai. The performance will take place in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Included in the program is “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” by Gregor Piatigorsky, “Sonata, Op. 119” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Chant du Ménestrel, Op.71” by Alexander Glazunov and “Two Pieces, Op. 2” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The performance is presented free of charge and open to the general public.
Dr. I-Bei Lin is an Associate Professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A native of Taiwan, she has given solo recitals world-wide and has received many fabulous reviews. One from the Carnegie Hall debut stated, “Dr. Lin is a very fine cellist. Her technique is effortless, secure and masterful; her tone is pure, warm, sonorous and variable in color, nuance and intensity.” A review in Austria stated that “Beauty of tone, high contrasts and a presentation of masterly perfection characterized the young cellist.” Dr. I-Bei Lin is a founding cellist of two faculty piano trios at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and has served as principal cellist at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany and Denmark and the Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra in Boston. She plays a Testore School cello from Milan, Italy, circa 1700s.
Considered one of the best trained pianists of her generation, Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai is currently UC Foundation Associate Professor at UTC. Tsai is a Steinway artist and her credentials include having received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her outstanding musical performances. She is widely travelled and has been heard by audiences in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. She enjoys global success as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue and has collaborated with the finest musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. Tsai is credited with several world premieres of contemporary compositions and her performing experience has extended beyond the concert hall with broadcasts in Buenos Aires, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, and source music for film and theater productions in Los Angeles. She can also be heard on AUR label performing "Immensity on the Loose" by Jonathan McNair.
If you require additional information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, please contact the Music office at 423-425-4601 or see the Music Dept. website at http://utc.edu/music.