School of Music to Present Faculty Recital
Sept. 28, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present the
faculty recital of adjunct instructor of harp, Chen-yu Huang, on Sunday, Oct. 7 at
3 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the
Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).
Vadim Mazo will join Huang on violin for some of the pieces. The program will include
Rhapsodie pour la harpe by Marcel Grandjany, Sonata in A Major, K. 208, L. 238 and Sonata in A Major, K. 209, L. 428 by Domenico Scarlatti, The Lark by Mikhail Glinka, Duo from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Song of Taiwan by Tyzen Hsiao, Impromptu pour la harpe, Op. 86 by Grabriel Fauré and Spring Wind, a Taiwanese Folk Tune.
Huang, a native of Taiwan, is known for her charismatic musicianship and teaching
abilities. While she was obtaining her bachelor degree in piano performance at the
National Taiwan Normal University, Huang was also a popular young harpist playing
with many orchestras in Taiwan, including the Moment Musical Orchestra, the Taiwan
Festival Orchestra, the Taiwan Youth Orchestra, and the Chi-Mei Orchestra. She is
currently a candidate of the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Artist Diploma in harp
performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying with Dr. Ann
She has established herself as a prize-winning soloist and has received recognition
for her ensemble skills through various appointments. Huang is dedicated to expanding
harp repertoire and has transcribed several pieces from piano repertoire, guitar repertoire,
as well as chamber music.
Mazo is an associate professor of violin and viola at Illinois Wesleyan. He received
a bachelor of music degree from Vitebsk Music College in Belarus and a master of music
degree from the Belorussian State Conservatory in Minsk. Mazo is also the founder
of the Ameropa Musical Arts Festival in Prague, an organization dedicated to the collaboration
of American and European chamber musicians and ensembles.
For additional information, contact the School of Music office at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Katherine Filippo '12 (309) 556-3181