Sunshine Classics presents...20 fingers, one piano
For the first concert, Mariel Ilusorio will be joined by Taiwanese pianist Chi-Ying Hung in a four-hand piano program consisting of movements from Faure’s “Dolly Suite,” a selection of Brahms Hungarian Dances, Agot Espino’s arrangements of Filipino folk tunes, and Piazzolla’s Libertango. Mariel Ilusorio graduated from the Juilliard School Pre-College, the Oberlin College of Music, and the State Academy of Music in Hannover Germany. After living overseas for twenty-six years (USA, Germany, South Africa), she returned to the Philippines in 2014 to continue her work as a performer and teacher. She won first prize, Category A in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). Chi-Ying Hung, on the other hand, received her Bachelor, Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Solomon Mikowsky, Fiorella Canin, andAlexander Feder. She has given performances as soloist, in chamber music, as well as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Taiwan, China, Spain, France, Italy, Cuba and the Philippines. Dr Hung has given piano lessons, adjudicated and coached chamber music in music festivals in Franschhoek (South Africa), NAMCYA (Philippines), HK School Music Festival, Manila International Piano Masterclasses Festival, and Opus Festival. She is invited to join the faculty members to give lessons in Burgos International Music Festival, Spain in the summer of 2020.
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