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UW to Host Violin-Piano Recital Feb. 8

January 30, 2019
Chi-Chen Wu and John Fadial

The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents its first Faculty Recital Series presentation of the spring semester, featuring John Fadial, violin, and Chi-Chen Wu, piano. They will perform “Sonatas for Violin and Piano.”

The free public event is Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The program will include Gabriel Fauré’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13” and César Franck’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major.”

Fadial, UW professor of violin, has appeared on four continents as chamber musician and soloist. He has toured internationally for the U.S. State Department as an artistic ambassador and has served as concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur, the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele, the Eastern Music Festival and Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

He has won prizes in the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition and the Baltimore Chamber Awards, and has performed at the Phillips Collection; the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center; the Salle Poirel; the University of Blagoevgrad; and Bulgaria.

As a recording artist, Fadial was a semifinalist for the Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance of 2007 for the CD “Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson” on the Innova label.

Fadial has taught master classes around the world in which his students, including four Music Teachers National Association national finalists, have won positions and competitions around the United States.

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 Takács String Quartet and the Juilliard String Quartet.

Wu has won numerous medals for her music and has performed as a soloist around the world. She teaches piano courses at UW and coordinates collaborative piano assignments for the Department of Music.

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

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