Sun, 3pm - 4:30pm
Featuring Music Works faculty members Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee, cello, Nobuko Hasegawa, piano and guest artist
Mr. Katsutoshi Nakamura, violin
Pianist Nobuko Hasegawa, born in Japan, began to play piano at age 4 and was soon in demand as a teacher, as well as an accompanist performing at weddings and festivals. Performances include the piano duo group at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, and with the Telemann Chamber Music Group in Osaka, Japan. She has studied with Ms. Kazuko Yokoi, Professor emeritus of Osaka University of Education, Dr. Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy Mauzy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Music, Naoyuki Inoue, and MTNA Achievement Award winner Dr. Maurice Hinson, and holds masters degrees in Piano Performance and Accompanying /Chamber Music. Nobuko loves to teach young children and will take students as young as 3 years old.
Shiang-Yin Lee received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the University of Washington. She earned her Masters of Music in Cello Pedagogy from the University of Texas and her Bachelor of Music, with honors--cum laude, from the University of North Texas.
Shiang-Yin received her Suzuki teaching certificates from the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She studied with teachers Raymond Davis, Cordelia Miedel, Toby Saks, Yehuda Hanani, Marion Feldman and studied pedagogy with internationally renowned pedagogues Phyllis Young and Irene Sharp. She participated several summers at Aspen Music Festival. Her performances credits include solo and chamber recitals in both the U.S. and Taiwan as well as playing with Aspen Sinfonia, University of Washington, University of Texas, Everett and Federal Way Symphony Orchestras, and the Seattle Choral Company.
Before moving to Seattle, she taught at the String Project and was a teaching assistant at the University of Texas. She is a member of East West String Quartet, Lulli Piano Trio and A Triem Ensemble.
Shiang-Yin is a frequent clinician at schools and the Washington State Suzuki Festival. She frequently performs at Seattle downtown's "Out To Lunch" concert series, Sherman Clay and Seattle Film Festival. She has a keen interest in cello pedagogy and her doctoral dissertation is a study of different schools of cello pedagogy in 20th century. Her students have been selected for WMTA All-State Honor Orchestra, and won top seats at Seattle and Bellevue Youth Orchestras and finalist at the Federal Symphony Concerto Competition.
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