Date(s) - 04/07/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chi-Chen Wu, pianist, fortepianist
Praised by World Journal, Chicago for her “amazing playing”, “symphonic, expansive texture of breathless virtuosity” (Historical Keyboard Society), and her Schumann performance, in which “the music comes to life in a new way” (Early Music America), pianist Chi-Chen Wu has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, China, the Aspen Music Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series among others. Her concerts have been broadcast on NPR’s Simply Grand Concert Series and NPR-From The Top in Boston. Musicians and conductors with whom she has concertized include Karl-Heinz Steffens, Jonathan McPhee, Zuill Bailey, members of the Julliard String Quartet, Takács String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and members of the Boston Symphony as well as New York Philharmonic orchestras.
Dr. Wu is piano professor and coordinator of collaborative piano at the University of Wyoming. Her students have been prizewinners in numerous competitions, including the northwest division of the MTNA competition, and have been accepted for graduate study to the Juilliard School, the Paris Conservatory, McGill University and other such institutions. Dr. Wu is currently President of Wyoming Music Teachers Association.
Blake McGee, clarinetist
Dr. Blake McGee is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Wyoming. A native of the west coast, Dr. McGee 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. He is a highly active chamber musician performing regularly with the Wyoming Reed Trio, the Casper Chamber Music Society, and as a member of Lights Along the Shore, a trio specializing in original arrangements of eclectic music from around the world. Additionally, he tours annually throughout the country as a recitalist.
Dr. McGee earned degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon.
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