Tianshu Wang, Steinway Artist and Capital University professor of music, will give a piano recital at 8 pm Saturday, October 5, in Huntington Recital Hall, located in the Conservatory of Music on Capital's Bexley campus, 1 College and Main.
The performance will feature Wang on piano and guest artists Gert Kumi on violin and cellist Michael Carrera. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
The trio will perform the Mendelssohn Adagio, the Butterfly Lovers Concerto and Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 1.
Acclaimed by the press as a “superbly talented pianist” who plays with “prodigious technique and eloquent phrasing,” Wang has graced concert stages in the United States, China, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. Invitations to perform in Europe are also in the offing.
Winner of many competitions, including a national first prize, she is active in both solo and collaborative performance and has performed with major orchestras in China and the United States. She has been a regular juror of the National Piano Competition in Beijing since 2005. Respected as a distinguished artist and teacher in her native China, Wang was featured in a cover story of the country’s most prestigious piano magazine, Piano Artistry.
Dr. Wang is currently professor and head of the Keyboard Area at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where she teaches studio piano and piano literature. She received the Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, the highest honor given to a faculty member at the University. Prior to Capital, she served on the piano faculty of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She is also a professor and chair of the Piano Department at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China, where she teaches for part of the year.
Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.