By Janice Tieperman
SC Staff Writer
On September 28, at 2:00 PM, violinist Fiona Simon, violoncellist Qiang Tu, and pianist Robert Miller, a retired professor of music at ESU, will perform in Celia S. Cohen Recital Hall, located in the Fine and Performing Arts Building.
Recently, on August 28, violinist Christopher Collins Lee and Robert Miller performed in Celia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Together, they demonstrated the marvel of two instruments combined.
The players originate from an advanced ensemble known as the New York Philharmonic, which is world-renowned for its performances of musical pieces by classical and modern composers alike.
Though each musician bears different stories of their journeys into the music business, they have the same end result — a passion for music and a passion for performing music to the public.
Simon made her debut in the Philharmonic in 1985, but originally began her musical ventures in England, where she trained with Szymon Goldberg.
She became well-known after winning numerous musical contests and claiming the title of London’s Young Artist of the Year for three consecutive years.
She has made numerous appearances in notable venues since then such as the Royal Opera at Covent Garden and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Tu established himself in China before moving to the United States. At the age of 13, he had a successful entrance into the Chinese musical atmosphere.
He played with a well-renowned Chinese symphony orchestra, and was later sent to train at the Sydney Conservatory by the Chinese government.
Along the road, Tu decided to move to America. Here he played with other famous ensembles, such as the Princeton Chamber Symphony.
If you’re interested in seeing these talented musicians in the next Carter Chamber Music Series concert, along with Robert Miller, tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students 18 and under, and $8 for ESU students with an up-to-date ID.
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