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UT Tyler to Present Public Concert Featuring Grammy® Award-Winning Pianist Dr. Angelin Chang

February 28, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Performing Arts will present renowned pianist Dr. Angelin Chang in concert on Thursday, March 6, Dr. Michael Thrasher, school director, announced.

The public concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall. The program includes works by Beethoven, Chopin and Bach. Chang will also hold a public master class 9 – 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7 in the hall.

Chang is the first American female and the first pianist of Asian heritage to be awarded the GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Soloist with an orchestra. She has given concerts in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Chang participated in the development and launching of the Arts for Everyone Initiative. She performs regularly with the legendary violinist Joseph de Pasquale, The de Pasquale String Quartet and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.

Recordings include the 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 Oliver Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Chang earned a doctor of musical arts from Peabody Institute – Johns Hopkins University; Premier Prix - Piano and Premier Prix - Musique de Chambre from the Paris Conservatoire; a master of music and distinguished performer certificate from Indiana University, a bachelor of arts in French and a bachelor of music from Ball State University; as well as highest honors upon graduation from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

She also holds a juris doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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.

For more information, contact the UT Tyler School of Performing Arts, 903.566.7450 or music@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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