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Chu-Fang Huang Deeply Satisfying in IPS Finale

Monday, April 8, 2013
by Lindsay Koob
Chu-Fang Huang Deeply Satisfying in IPS Finale

One of the first things I learned when I arrived at the Sottile Theatre last Tuesday evening for the final recital of the College’s International Piano Series was that the evening’s distinguished pianist, Chu-Fang Huang, had changed her program completely. So much for my laboriously written program notes! But mild irritation turned to concern... Read »

CSO’s “Postcards from Abroad” a Success

Friday, March 29, 2013
by Lindsay Koob
CSO’s “Postcards from Abroad” a Success

THE CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA delivered the fifth and final concert of their Chamber Orchestra series on Tuesday evening, delighting their sold-out Dock Street Theatre audience… despite a few problems. Their program, entitled “Postcards from Abroad,” offered a choice array of musical treasures both old and new from various corners of the globe, though the... Read »

Pianist Chu-Fang Huang at Sottile April 2

Monday, March 18, 2013
by ChasToday
Pianist Chu-Fang Huang at Sottile April 2

CHU-FANG HUANG, who will perform at the Sottile on Tuesday, April 2 as part of the International Piano Series, burst onto the music scene as a brilliant finalist in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition and won First Prize in the Cleveland Piano Competition. Her breathtaking recording of Scarlatti sonatas is available on the Naxos... Read »

Pianist Ciro Foderé Triumphs at Sottile

Friday, February 22, 2013
by Lindsay Koob
Pianist Ciro Foderé Triumphs at Sottile

EMERGING URUGUAYAN PIANO VIRTUOSO Ciro Foderé delivered a magnificent recital on Tuesday evening at the Sottile Theatre as part of the College of Charleston’s dependable International Piano Series. Foderé—one of Artist-in-Residence Enrique Graf’s most accomplished and promising protégés—is a familiar figure to Charleston audiences, having given many fine recitals and several noteworthy concerto performances... Read »

Fiery Pianist Ciro Foderé Will Visit Sottile

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
by ChasToday
Fiery Pianist Ciro Foderé Will Visit Sottile

THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES at the College of Charleston is heating up again. Ciro Foderé’s latest performances have been described as “masterful, electric, fiery and lyrical” and “edge-of-the-seat thrilling.” As a First Prize winner of the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofieff International Competition, he has performed Saint-Saens, Liszt, and Gershwin Concertos with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninoff Third... Read »

Steven Lin Fascinates in IPS Recital

Thursday, January 17, 2013
by Lindsay Koob
Steven Lin Fascinates in IPS Recital

STEVEN LIN’S TUESDAY EVENING International Piano Series recital at the Sottile Theatre brought many delights (and several surprises) to his substantial and appreciative audience. Lin, a rising young Taiwanese-American virtuoso, is now pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious Juilliard School; he has garnered top prizes at several important competitions, and will soon appear in... Read »

Steven Lin is Coming to the Sottile

Thursday, January 10, 2013
by ChasToday
Steven Lin is Coming to the Sottile

PIANIST STEVEN LIN soloed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at 14. Since then, he has performed at Dublin National Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Cortot and the Louvre Auditorium in Paris. He has also been a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the... Read »

Prats Delivers Stunning Recital at Sottile

Monday, November 26, 2012
by Lindsay Koob
Prats Delivers Stunning Recital at Sottile

ONE MUSIC WRITER recently called Cuban keyboard master Jorge Luis Prats “…the greatest pianist you’ve never heard of.” This characterization may well be a valid attention-getter for most of today’s piano fans worldwide, but (trust me) the “never heard of” part of it won’t hold true for long. And he is certainly no stranger to... Read »

Jorge Luis Prats “Returns” to Sottile

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
by ChasToday
Jorge Luis Prats “Returns” to Sottile

THE WESTERN CAREER of pianist Jorge Luis Prats was “reborn” after more than 30 years, and the College of Charleston International Piano Series is one of the prime beneficiaries. When he was 21, Prats won the Grand Prix at the “Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud” International Competition, began performing widely, and recorded for Deutsche Gramaphon. The doors... Read »

Schimpf Impresses in IPS Opener

Friday, November 2, 2012
by Lindsay Koob
Schimpf Impresses in IPS Opener

DISTINGUISHED GERMAN PIANIST Alexander Schimpf delivered a varied and worthwhile recital Tuesday evening at the Sottile Theater. As winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and other prestigious contests, he enjoys a thriving concert career; Tuesday’s appearance was one of more than 50 on his current tour of the United States. He opened his... Read »

Award-Winning Schimpf to Open Piano Series

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
by ChasToday
Award-Winning Schimpf to Open Piano Series

GERMAN-BORN ALEXANDER SCHIMPF is becoming one of the best known pianists of his generation. Awarded the Audience Prize by those in attendance at the final round of the Cleveland Competition, Mr. Schimpf has performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also played recitals at Carnegie Hall, Beethovenhaus in Bonn,... Read »

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