published Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Piano Festival this weekend at UTC

Four guest performers and the students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai will be featured in the UTC Music Department's 2013 Piano Festival.

The three-day showcase will take place March 22-24 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday's is set for 3 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, call the School of Music at 423-425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php.

Friday, March 22

Miroslav Hristov, violin, and Chih-Long Hu, piano, will be the guest performers on opening night. The program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

A native of Taiwan, Hu is on the faculty of East Tennessee State University. Hristov is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee's School of Music in Knoxville.

Saturday, March 23

Salome Jordania, piano, will be featured on works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin, Schumann and Strauss/Cziffra.

The 16-year-old pianist, a native of the Republic of Georgia, started her music education in 2003.

Sunday, March 24

Johan Sentana will be the guest pianist for "The Chopin Scherzos and Ballades."

Born and raised in Indonesia, Sentana graduated from UTC with a master's degree in piano performance.

Also performing are students Kelsey Stansell, Amber Snow, Isaac Hinchman, Margaret Cooke, Priska Sentana, Roy Treiyer and Ethan McGrath.

ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS

The UTC Orchestra, directed by Jooyong Ahn, will be featured in a concert at 7:30 p.m. today, March 21, in the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. The program will feature Piano Festival participant Salome Jordania as guest pianist and her father, Giorgi Jordania, as guest conductor. The program features Franz Schubert's unfinished Symphony in B Minor and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor. Admission is free.

Giorgi Jordania is the general and artistic director of Tbilisi State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in the Republic of Georgia. An alumnus of UTC, he completed his master's degree under the tutelage of renowned conductor Vakhtang Jordania while working as assistant conductor. His professional American debut was with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

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