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Kent Keyboard Series Feb. 19 Features Duo - Piano Recital by Ehlen and Tai

Posted Feb. 6, 2012

Due to complications with a recent eye surgery, the previously announced guest artist Chu-Fang Huang, 2005 winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, has had to cancel her performance at the Feb. 19 Kent Keyboard Series concert.

Appearing in her place on Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will be the dynamic duo of Timothy Ehlen and Yu-Chi Tai.

Timothy Ehlen, International Steinway Artist, recently performed locally with The Clveland Orchestra's Schubert Bi-Centennial Series. He also received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Paul Schenly at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He first gained international attention after winning the World Piano Competition in 1987. He has performed internationally at music festivals in France, Korea, Austria, and nationally at numerous universities including Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, just to name a few. In addition to being the director of piano studies at the University of Illinois, he regularly presents master classes at major universities and conservatories all over the country and the world.

Yu-Chi Tai has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber pianist and collaborative musician. She has won numerous international competitions and appeared in many concerts. Last year, she was invited to play the Brahms Piano Quartet in the CoCha Chamber Music Festival in Illinois, and collaborated a concerto with the South Texas Symphony.

The program will include Mozart's Sonata in D Major, K.448, Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56b, Chopin's Rondo in C Major, Op 73 and Rachmaninoff's Suite No. 2, Op 17.

Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check. Adults and Seniors $10. Kent State University students with valid ID $5.

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For more information contact:

Effie Tsengas, tsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398