Piano Lecture Recital Featuring Wei-Qin Claire Tang

 Claire Tang

Concert details

Program

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28 (1839)

Prelude No. 1 in C Major - Agitato 
Prelude No. 2 in A Minor - Lento
Prelude No. 3 in G Major - Vivace
Prelude No. 4 in E Minor - Largo
Prelude No. 5 in D Major - Molto allegro
Prelude No. 6 in B Minor - Lento assai
Prelude No. 7 in A Major - Andantino 
Prelude No. 8 in F# Minor - Molto agitato
Prelude No. 9 in E Major - Largo
Prelude No. 10 in C# Minor - Molto allegro
Prelude No. 11 in B Major - Vivace
Prelude No. 12 in G# Minor - Presto
Prelude No. 13 in F# Major - Lento
Prelude No. 14 in E♭ Minor - Allegro 
Prelude No. 15 in D♭ Major - Sostenuto 
Prelude No. 16 in B♭ Minor - Presto con fuoco
Prelude No. 17 in A♭ Major - Vivace 
Prelude No. 18 in F Minor - Molto allegro
Prelude No. 19 in E♭ Major - Vivace
Prelude No. 20 in C Minor - Largo
Prelude No. 21 in B♭ Major - Cantabile
Prelude No. 22 in G Minor - Molto agitato
Prelude No. 23 in F Major - Moderato
Prelude No. 24 in D Minor - Allegro appassionato 

Performer

Wei-Qin Claire Tang (piano)

Wei-Qin Claire Tang comes from a family of professional musicians. Before continuing her piano study in the United States, she studied at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. She was twice a winner in the “Pearl River” National Piano Competition. She was invited to perform as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at age fifteen.

Ms. Tang earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree in piano performance from Michigan State University. Her teachers and mentors include Philip Hosford, Ralph and Albertine Votapek, as well as Panayis Lyras. She was a winner of the MSU Honor’s (Concerto) Competition, and a recipient of various scholarships, including the Ralph Votapek Endowment Scholarship. Being an active performer, Ms. Tang has given many solo and chamber recitals in the United States, France, and China. As a soloist, she has performed with the MSU Symphony, the Guangzhou Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

She is also an active piano teacher as well as competition adjudicator, a member of National Music Teachers Association, Michigan Music Teachers Association, Capital Area Music Teachers Association, and Lansing Matinee Musicale. Her students are frequent winners of regional and state competitions.