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Hanna-Yang Duo in recital next week

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are pleased to present a recital by the Hanna-Yang Duo.

Consisting of violinist Emily Hanna Crane and pianist Hui-Ting Yang, the Hanna-Yang Duos performance takes place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The duo will perform Ludwig van Beethovens Sonata in F major, Op. 24 for piano and violin, Gin-a Koa by Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee and Gabriel Faurés Sonata in A major, Op. 13 for violin and piano.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are pleased to present a recital by the Hanna-Yang Duo.

Consisting of violinist Emily Hanna Crane and pianist Hui-Ting Yang, the Hanna-Yang Duo's performance takes place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The duo will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in F major, Op. 24 for piano and violin, “Gin-a Koa” by Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee and Gabriel Fauré's Sonata in A major, Op. 13 for violin and piano.

The Hanna-Yang Duo specializes in performances of contemporary repertoire and has performed throughout the United States and Taiwan. In 2006, the duo premiered and recorded Ju-hwan Yu's Sonata for violin and piano No. 1.

Their recording of the sonata was released in 2008 on a recording featuring contemporary Korean composers. The duo will also give the premiere of a new piece by Clifton Callender, commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers Association, at the FSMTA Annual Conference in June.

Crane is assistant professor of violin and viola and coordinator of orchestral strings at APSU. She has performed several solo, chamber and orchestral concerts across North America, Taiwan and Europe. Her orchestral experience includes the Valley, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., and Columbus, Ga., symphony orchestras.

Yang, a teacher of piano and accompanist at Troy University, is interested in developing and exploring new contemporary music. In February 2007, she gave the world premiere of Clifton Callender's “Point and Line to Plane” for piano solo, which was composed for her, at the 13th Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University.

In November 2006, Yang was invited as a guest pianist to perform at The Days of Contemporary Music festival in Prague. The performance has been broadcast on Czech Radio with a recording to be released by Arco Diva in 2009. Yang has also performed works by Augusta Read Thomas, Laura Schwendinger and Matthew Burtner.

For more information, contact the APSU music department, (931) 221-7818. -- Barry Williams