Advanced Studies Gateway at FRIB- Piano Lecture Recital Featuring Wei-Qin Claire Tang

Wei-Qin Claire Tang,
Friday, Nov 09, 5:30 PM - Music Concert
1300 FRIB Laboratory

Abstract:  Program Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28 (1839) Prelude No. 1 in C Major - Agitato Prelude No. 2 in A Minor - Lento Prelude No. 3 in G Major - Vivace Prelude No. 4 in E Minor - Largo Prelude No. 5 in D Major - Molto allegro Prelude No. 6 in B Minor - Lento assai Prelude No. 7 in A Major - Andantino Prelude No. 8 in F# Minor - Molto agitato Prelude No. 9 in E Major - Largo Prelude No. 10 in C# Minor - Molto allegro Prelude No. 11 in B Major - Vivace Prelude No. 12 in G# Minor - Presto Prelude No. 13 in F# Major - Lento Prelude No. 14 in E♭ Minor - Allegro Prelude No. 15 in D♭ Major - Sostenuto Prelude No. 16 in B♭ Minor - Presto con fuoco Prelude No. 17 in A♭ Major - Vivace Prelude No. 18 in F Minor - Molto allegro Prelude No. 19 in E♭ Major - Vivace Prelude No. 20 in C Minor - Largo Prelude No. 21 in B♭ Major - Cantabile Prelude No. 22 in G Minor - Molto agitato Prelude No. 23 in F Major - Moderato Prelude No. 24 in D Minor - Allegro appassionato Performer Wei-Qin Claire Tang (piano) Wei-Qin Claire Tang comes from a family of professional musicians. Before continuing her piano study in the United States, she studied at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. She was twice a winner in the “Pearl River” National Piano Competition. She was invited to perform as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at age fifteen. Ms. Tang earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree in piano performance from Michigan State University. Her teachers and mentors include Philip Hosford, Ralph and Albertine Votapek, as well as Panayis Lyras. She was a winner of the MSU Honor’s (Concerto) Competition, and a recipient of various scholarships, including the Ralph Votapek Endowment Scholarship. Being an active performer, Ms. Tang has given many solo and chamber recitals in the United States, France, and China. As a soloist, she has performed with the MSU Symphony, the Guangzhou Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She is also an active piano teacher as well as competition adjudicator, a member of National Music Teachers Association, Michigan Music Teachers Association, Capital Area Music Teachers Association, and Lansing Matinee Musicale. Her students are frequent winners of regional and state competitions.