January 9 – Kwan Yi, Piano

Join us Tuesday, January 9, 12 o’clock noon, at Vidant Medical Center’s Interfaith Chapel for a performance by outstanding pianist and ECU School of Music faculty member Kwan Yi. Mr. Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, Jordan Hall, Jones Hall, Mann Performing Arts Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Library of Congress, Kravis Center of the Arts, Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Auditorium du Louvre, Teatro Principal de Alicante, Suntory Hall, and Seoul Arts Center.

Mr. Yi has appeared as a soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra under the batons of Hans Graf, Julian Kuerti, Grant Llewellyn and Mikhail Tartanikov. As an avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Miriam Fried, Roberto Diaz and members of the Vermeer Quartet and was invited to perform at the Kronberg, Ravinia, Trondheim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Castleton Festivals. As a recitalist and masterclass instructor, he has completed residencies at University of Arkansas, Bowdoin College, Michigan State University, Cleveland Museum of Art, Theatre de Vevey and Sendai Cultural Center. His performances have been broadcast by WQXR, Radio France and Radio Frankfurt. He has recorded for Hänssler label with violinist Itamar Zorman.

A recipient of many honors and prizes, Mr. Yi’s awards include Mieczyslaw Munz Prize, National Federation of Music Clubs Award, and top prizes in the Sendai International Piano Competition, and the Trondheim and Trio di Trieste International Chamber Music Competitions.

Mr. Yi is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School and the Peabody Institute where he worked with Leon Fleisher and Robert McDonald. He has also attended the Steans Institute at Ravinia Festival. 

Valentine’s Day with Duo D’Moore

You are invited to attend Tuesday’s 11:30 a.m. concert at the Vidant Interfaith Chapel featuring Duo D’amoore — Amelia and David Moore, Flute and Classical Guitar Duo. What a perfect Valentine’s Day event!

A husband and wife duo, David and Amelia Moore have been tied together through music. The couple graduated together in 2011 from the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, and have since shared their talents in a wide range of venues across the east coast, from farmers markets and restaurants to churches and residential centers. David and Amelia are currently furthering their education as graduate students in the ECU School of Music, and study with Drs. Elliot Frank and Christine Gustafson, professors of classical guitar and flute.

Kathy Wiessner & Benjamin Sledge, Voice and Piano – January 10

Join us Tuesday, January 10, at 11:30 a.m. for a special concert featuring guest vocalist Kathy Wiessner of Raleigh, North Carolina, and pianist Benjamin Sledge, ECU School of Music student of flute, theory, and composition, as they perform from “the Great American Songbook” and sacred inspirational music. This free concert series takes place at the Vidant Interfaith Chapel, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina.

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