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Published September 22, 2023
Woodwind faculty members in the University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a combined recital Sunday, Sept. 24.
“Bling” will take place at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
Musicians are Jiwon Han, piano; Blake McGee, clarinet; Nicole Riner, flute; Jennifer Stucki, oboe; and Richard Turner, bassoon. The program will feature works by Schubert, Albeniz, Bonis and McAllister.
Han, a South Korean-born pianist, serves as the UW Department of Music’s staff collaborative pianist. He is an award-winning pianist who first gained attention in 1997 at age 10 when he appeared as a soloist with the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488.
Han performs as a chamber musician, orchestral pianist and collaborative pianist, and he also teaches and conducts regularly. He has released two solo albums: “Debut” and “Romanticism.” Additionally, he has released two collaborative albums: “Bach-Schubert,” a live performance with violinist Zia Shin, and “Works by German Composers” with violinist Fangting Chen.
McGee is a professor of clarinet and music history. A native of the West Coast, McGee has performed as a member of the Portland Opera, Vancouver Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players chamber orchestra. He is currently principal clarinet of the Wyoming Symphony.
A highly active chamber musician, he performs regularly with the Wyoming Reed Trio and Woodwind Quintet, the Wu-McGee Duo and as a member of Lights Along the Shore. Additionally, he tours annually throughout the country as a recitalist.
Riner, a visiting assistant professor, teaches flute and entrepreneurship classes at UW. She also oversees the Music Entrepreneurship Certificate program. She maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed with orchestras and at music festivals in the United States, South America and Europe.
A champion of new music, Riner also has commissioned and premiered numerous works as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2016, she joined the board of Flute New Music Consortium (FNMC), a commissioning organization for flutists, becoming president of FNMC in 2022.
Stucki, an oboe lecturer, maintains a diverse career that includes performing solo, orchestra and chamber ensemble work; organizing various collaborative arts projects; and teaching.
A recent migrant from Chicago to Denver, she performed as principal oboist with the Skokie Valley Symphony; second oboe and English horn with the Racine Symphony; and was a member of the Sapphire Woodwind Quintet. Additionally, she has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Turner, a bassoon lecturer, has performed in master classes with Bernard Garfield, Frederick Moritz and David Breidenthal. He has performed with Houston Grand Opera, the Roanoke Symphony and the Lynchburg Symphony, and he has worked as a freelancer in Houston, New York City and throughout the middle Atlantic states. Additionally, Turner has performed with the Wyoming Symphony, the Black Hills Symphony, the Powder River Symphony, the Casper Municipal Band and other orchestras in the region. He has been featured as a soloist in the ARTCORE and the Casper Chamber Music Society concert series.
For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.