Guest Violinist to Perform Recital

March 14, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – As part of the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s New Music Series, Kia-Hui Tan, assistant professor of violin at Ohio State University, will give a guest recital of new music for solo violin.  The recital will take place on Thursday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public.

Having performed the music of more than 40 living composers, Tan will include music by IWU Professor of Music David Vayo in the evening’s repertoire. 

Tan studied piano, violin, music theory and composition from an early age in her native country, Singapore, and earned the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (United Kingdom) diploma at age fourteen. She was awarded scholarships to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, United Kingdom) and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. She has won numerous prizes for violin, chamber music, new music and academic scholarship, and attended various summer camps in the United States (Encore, Meadowmount and Norfolk), United Kingdom (Britten-Pears/Aldeburgh and IMS/Prussia Cove) and Japan (Pacific Music Festival).

For additional information, please contact the School of Music office at 556-3061.

Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181