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Chi-Chen Wu Opens UW Spring Semester Faculty Recital Series

January 31, 2014 — Pianist Chi-Chen Wu opens the University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Also performing with Wu later in the program will be UW Department of Music faculty members John Fadial, violin; Sherry Sinift, violin; James Przygocki, viola; and Beth Vanderborgh, cello. The quintet will perform a piece by Venezuelan composer Reynaldo Hahn.

The program will feature literature varying in style and time period, from classic piano repertoire by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Liszt to showpieces by Argentinian composer and pianist Alberto Ginastera, who wrote most of his music in the first half of the 20th century.

A native of Taiwan, Wu came to the United States for graduate school in 1999, studying with some of the nation’s most celebrated pianists. Her performances have been praised in newspapers around the world, and she has collaborated with such well-known chamber musicians as Takacs String Quartet and the Julliard String Quartet.

She teaches piano courses at UW and coordinates collaborative piano assignments for the Department of Music.

For those attending the program, be aware of the ongoing construction project.

The east parking lot, as well as the east entrance to what was known as the Fine Arts Building, is closed. Patrons may enter from the west -- off Fraternity Row or Willett Drive -- and park on the west, north or south side of the building. The concert hall will remain open and accessible during the construction project.

For more information, contact Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email

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