CANCELED: An Evening of Music for Two Pianos: Yun-Ling Hsu & Steven Chicurel-Stein
January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $5 – $15
Please note: This concert has been cancelled due to a medical emergency.
You’re invited to “An Evening of Music for Two Pianos” featuring Yun-Ling Hsu and Steven Chicurel-Stein! Together, they will play Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, Piazzolla’s Two Tangos, and Milhaud’s Scaramouche.
$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $5 Students
A native of Taiwan, Yun-Ling Hsu earned her Doctorate Degrees of Music in Piano Performance from The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, she was privileged to have been the last pupil of the legendary American pianist Earl Wild and the French-Canadian pianist André Laplante. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a distinguished doctoral dissertation on the transcriptions of Earl Wild for solo piano of Gershwin songs. Mr. Wild praised her as “an extremely talented pianist as well as a very meticulous and thorough musician.”
An outstanding solo, collaborative pianist, chamber performer and pedagogue, Dr. Hsu extensively performs and teaches in concert halls, music schools and universities in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. She has been invited to the US-China Piano Festival in China, the Vianden/Saarburg International Summer Music Festivals in Luxembourg and Germany, and Danish National Academy of Music in Denmark. In 2015 Dr. Hsu was one of the first artists to be invited by the office of Cuban Musical Heritage to perform at the historical Sala Ignacio Cervantes Concert Hall in Havana, ranked among the three most prestigious in Cuba.
As the Coordinator of the Piano Studies at the University of Central Florida, Professor Hsu teaches graduate and undergraduate piano majors lessons and piano-related courses. She has initiated UCF Piano Day and brought international-known artists to campus for events and also initiated UCF Summer Piano Camp for pre-college pianists age 11-18. Her teaching focuses on injury prevention, health and well-being for pianists.
Steven R. Chicurel-Stein
Steven R. Chicurel-Stein is the Associate Director of the School of Performing Arts at UCF and a Professor of Theatre. “Dr. Steve” brings to the classroom over 30 years of regional and international performance credits as both concert pianist and musical director. Post-doctoral work in voice science led him to study Estill Voice Training Systems®, which he teaches not only in the UCF Musical Theatre curriculum, but to professional voice users worldwide. A Certified Course Instructor in Estill Voice International (EVI) with Advanced Testing Privileges and Service Distinction, he was the recipient of the Estill Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th Annual Estill World Voice Symposium at Harvard University. He is the co-author of the books “Geography of the Voice: Anatomy of an Adam’s Apple,” and “Music Theory for Musical Theatre.” Dr. Chicurel-Stein earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Mars Hill University, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, and The University of Kentucky respectively.