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Tan to Perform Solo Recital

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 03/05/2018 Join us for Artist-in-Residence Dr. Lucy Tan's solo recital of masterworks for piano Saturday, March 10th at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre.Join us for Artist-in-Residence Dr. Lucy Tan's solo recital of masterworks for piano Saturday, March 10th at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre.

Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s very own Artist-in-Residence Dr. Lucy Tan will be featured in a solo recital of masterworks for piano Saturday, March 10th at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public.

Repertoire includes Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16, Frédéric Chopin’s Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54, and Maurice Ravel's La valse.

Pianist and educator, Lucy Tan, has concertized at many notable venues including Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Her young performing career began when she made her live WGBH radio debut at age 11 on “Morning Pro Musica” with Robert Lurtzema, followed by her concerto debut at age 12 with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tan has also been featured on NPR’s “From the Top” with Christopher O’Riley, and her live recording of an Olivier Messiaen selection from the Catalogue d’oiseaux was aired on WBGH’s “Classics in the Morning” with Cathy Fuller. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Tan’s performances have taken her to the Far East as well as Europe, with performances at the Hunan University of Arts and Sciences Concert Hall, Gulangyu Concert Hall, and the Auditorium San Rocco-Teatro La Fenice. She had several engagements at music festivals including Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. With an interest in 20th and 21st century works, Dr. Tan has collaborated with composers such as John Harbison and Alvin Lucier, and has experience working with electronics in piano performance, as well as extended keyboard techniques. During her doctoral studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, she was selected to work with renowned music producer Andrew Keener on Maurice Ravel’s La valse. She can also be heard playing Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps on the recording, Kuş Dili: The Language of Birds (produced by DÜNYA), a CD that integrates global and classical music.

A laureate of many awards and honors, Dr. Tan has won prizes at the XXVIII Incontro Internatiozionale Giovani Pianisti, the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Competition, the Chiang Wen Yeh International Piano Competition for Young Artists, the A. Ramón Rivera Piano Competition, and the Young Virtuosos Competition. She has received awards and grants from the Harvard Musical Association, the Beneficent Society, the Adopt-A-Student Scholarship Program, and the Nuzzo Family Foundation. During her studies at the New England Conservatory, she won the piano concerto competition, for which she was engaged to perform Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques as part of the Messiaen Centennial Celebration. Dr. Tan was also a two-time winner of the Honors Piano Competition at NEC, and a two-time finalist in the Honors Competition at CU Boulder. In recent years, she was a semi-finalist in the Seattle International Piano Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, International Keyboard Odyssiad Competition, and Classics Alive 2017 National Young Artist Auditions.

Dr. Tan is an alumna of NEC Preparatory School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Her former teachers include David Korevaar, Bruce Brubaker, Veronica Jochum, Bob Spillman, Hui-Yen Chang, and Tatyana Dudochkin. She has played in masterclasses for internationally renowned artists such as Alfred Brendel, Arie Vardi, Jeremy Denk, Oxana Yablonskaya, Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen. Dr. Tan received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, both with academic honors. After completing her dissertation, Oiseaux exotiques: An Exploration of Structure, Narrative, and Interpretation, she was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from CU Boulder. Dr. Tan is an active teacher and performing artist. She is passionate about education, and is a member of MTNA and CSMTA; she currently holds the position of Advertising Chair on the CSMTA Advisory Board. Previous teaching appointments include instructing secondary piano and class piano at the New England Conservatory and at CU Boulder, serving on the piano faculty at Parlando School of Musical Arts, and maintaining a successful piano studio for many years. Several of her students have won prizes in piano competitions, and have been accepted into musical institutions such as Berklee College of Music. Dr. Tan specializes in piano and music theory as an Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. This season, she has solo and collaborative performances in the Boston area, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. In June of 2018, she will be at the CSMTA Conference where she has been invited to present and perform her original research on Maurice Ravel’s La valse.

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