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Gao Can (Violin) and Hui Cao (Piano)

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LSE Arts evening concert

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Shaw Library, Old Building

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in Bb, Kv 454
I.    Largo - Allegro
II.   Andante
III.  Allegretto

Nathan Milstein
Paganiniana

Intermission

Sergei Prokofiev Five melodies for Violin and Piano, Op.35
I.    Andante
II.   Lent ma non troppo
III.  Animato ma non Allegro
IV.  Allegretto leggero e scherzando
V.   Andante non troppo

Richard Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb, Op.18
I.  Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
III.Finale: Andante. Allegro

"It's a joy to listen to you play the violin!" exclaims Augustin Dumay about Gao Can, one of China's most versatile young violin soloist. The Grand Prize winner of 2006 China's National Violin Competition; the special Recognition Award by Michael Hill at the International Violin Competition 2007; the Second prize and the Special Award winner of 2008 Naples "Alberto Curci" International Violin Competition; and granted the Highest Violin Award of 2009 Ima Hogg International Young Artist's Competition. Gao Can exhibits "rich, colorful, and full of elegant timbre" and a "sonorous violin tone." Currently, Mr. Gao is a member of the violin faculty at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and is a guest violin faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, USA. His teachers include Professor Kurt Sassmanshaus and the late Professor Lin Yaoji.  In 2009, the "Oriental Express Music Project"(OPMP)* endorsed by Ministry of Culture, China acknowledged and honored Gao Can for his talents as a violinist.

Cao Hui is a well-known young pianist who has performed numerous solo and chamber music concerts in Asia, North America, and Europe.  As a renowned pianist in China, Ms. Cao has been invited to perform at the Welcome Concerto Ceremony for the US President George W. Bush and the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their visit to China. She later performed at the United Work Department's celebrating evening for the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party and joined the Series Performance for the Tenth anniversary of Hong Kong's return. Ms. Cao was the first prize winner at the 2003 Mozart International Piano Competition which took place in Hong Kong. Due to her outstanding talent in piano, she received the National COLLEGE UP Award in Piano Concerto Competiton as well as the Best Accompaniment Award of the National Violin Competition in 2005.  Ms. Cao is currently a faculty member of piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, from where she herself once received both the Undergraduate and the Masters degree in piano performance with honors.

This concert is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email arts@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7107 5342.

Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts| website.



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