Pianist and composer Hwaen Ch’uqi will perform


Photo courtesy of the Cascadia Museum of Art

Left, Hwaen Ch’uqi; top right, Brandon Vance, Pamela Liu, Erika Pierson and Anna Doak.

The Cascadia Art Museum continues its classical chamber music concert series with international pianist/composer Hwaen Ch’uqi, who will perform with musicians Brandon Vance (violin), Pamela Liu (viola), Erika Pierson (cello) and Anna Doak (bass) at 7:00 p.m. May 7 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds.

The concert includes the world premiere of Élégie-Berceuse, a new composition by Ch’uqi.

Ch’uqi has performed across the United States, as well as in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Bulgaria, Taiwan and Japan, as a fellow at Tanglewood for three years, and gave concerts at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Great Hall. from the Moscow Conservatory.

Violinist/composer Brandon Vance is the recipient of Scotland’s Royal National Mòd “Sutherland Cup” in 2017 in Scottish Fiddle, as well as being the youngest ever to win the US National Open Scottish Fiddling Championship. Violist/violinist Liu has recorded and performed internationally, she was a member of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, currently she plays with the Yakima Symphony and in the violin-guitar duo Tutti Dolce, with her husband Chris Liu. Cellist Pierson has performed as a solo artist and chamber musician in the United States, England, Germany and Spain. Bassist Doak is a member of the Northwest Sinfonietta and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and on numerous recording projects.

“We are deeply honored to present these outstanding international musicians and the world premiere of a heartfelt, lyrical piece by a major composer to the Cascadia Art Museum,” said museum volunteer Cal Lewin. “It’s wonderful to be able to hear such great musicians up close and personal, because chamber music was originally meant to be experienced.”

The concert will take place in the museum’s main gallery, surrounded by Northwest art.

Each month the museum presents chamber ensembles, soloists and opera singers. The concerts last about an hour. Concert tickets include entry to all of the museum’s galleries, so you can arrive early to see the current exhibits.

Tickets are $12 for museum members and $18 for non-members

For tickets and information, go to: https://www.cascadiaartmuseum.org/music-in-the-museum/

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