Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts will present a chamber music concert featuring Dr. Michelle Schumann, piano, and four internationally known guest artists, David Small, baritone, pianist Rick Rowley, violinist Sandy Yamamoto, and cellist Amy Levine-Tsang. The concert is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes Recital Hall of Press Hall on the UMHB campus.
The program will feature Beethoven’s “An die Ferne Geliebte”, “Schumann Fantasy in C Major” for solo piano, and Brahms’ “Piano Trio in B Major, Opus 8.”
Baritone David Small established himself as a force on both the operatic and concert stage. His repertoire is richly varied, including performances of over fifty different operatic roles. He also teaches at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pianist Rick Rowley is a versatile musician and has appeared extensively as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber performer with an exciting list of the world's leading musicians. He also teaches at the Butler School of Music where he works with pianists, vocalists, and chamber music groups.
Violinist Sandy Yamamoto has dazzled audiences in concert performances around the globe for the past three decades, both as a soloist and as a member of the Miró Quartet. She is currently Senior Lecturer Instructor in Violin at the Butler School of Music.
Cellist Amy Levine-Tsang enjoys an active career as a chamber musician and teacher. She received degrees from both Yale and Rutgers. She is a former member of the music faculty at Princeton University and continues to teach privately in Austin.
Dr. Michelle Schumann is a highly sought after solo and collaborative artist. The Austin American Statesman has described her performances as a Top Arts Event and she has been nominated by the Austin Critics Table Awards for best instrumentalist (2003). Most recently, Schumann was the top prizewinner in the 2006 Janice K. Hodges Competition for Contemporary Piano Music. She is an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
This concert is made possible by The Hillman Artists Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (254) 295-4678.