Los Angeles, CA - Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music's Summer Festival at The Huntington concludes its pairings of French music and French food on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m
The two pianists will perform Ravel's Ma mère l'oye, Debussy's Petite Suite and Milhaud's Le boeuf sûr le toit on one piano, four hands. Additionally, Tsu will accompany Los Angeles soprano Suzanna Guzman in de Falla's Siete canciones populares españolas and a medley of songs made famous by legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf.
Ming Tsu, a long-time member of Southwest Chamber Music, has concertized in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the United States, and her performances have been broadcast on German National Radio as well as on stations throughout the United States. In 2003, she joined Southwest Chamber Music and since then has recorded with the ensemble on Grammy®
nominated discs including the complete chamber works for piano and strings by Carlos Chávez as well as chamber music works by Chinary Ung and William Kraft. Ms. Tsu has served on the piano faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle and the Pomona College in Claremont and currently teaches at the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts. She has given master classes in the U.S. and abroad and also performs and teaches regularly at various festivals, most recently adding the Montecito Summer Music Festival. Ms. Tsu serves as the Los Angeles Director of Junior Chamber Music, one the largest pre-college chamber music programs in the U.S.
Ms. Tsu received her degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Indiana University and University of Washington (Doctor of Musical Arts).
|Pianist Genevieve Lee|
A versatile performer of music spanning five centuries, Genevieve Feiwen Lee has dazzled audiences on the piano, harpsichord, toy piano, keyboard and electronics. She has given solo piano recitals at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Her performances in Changsha, China, were broadcast by Hunan State Television. She has performed in Amsterdam on a live radio broadcast (AVRO) from the Spiegelzaal at the Concertgebouw. She has been a soloist with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Vrazta State Philharmonic in Bulgaria, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. She is a founding member of the Mojave Trio, which plays regularly on the "Sundays Live" concerts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ms. Lee received her degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, École Normale de Musique de Paris,and the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman. Ms. Lee has taught at Yale, Bucknell University, and The Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam. She joined the Pomona College faculty in 1994 and is the first recipient of the Everett S. Olive Professorship, endowed by Yuk Mei Shim.
The full summer season is listed here. For musicians' bios, click here. A preview of the program book is linked here .