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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 8 IWD -- Celebrating women and their achievements - Concert pianist Mia Chung at MIT [ENJOY! this is a special treat in celebration of IWD]

Can music give us clues to the meaning of life? World-class pianist, Mia Chung, described by the New York Times as "technically dazzling” and honored in 1997 by the USA’s most prestigious award for a young concert artist, and Kevin Gosa, progressive saxophonist and two-time co-recipient of the DownBeat Magazine Award for Best Collegiate Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, give performance-presentations on the role of music and beauty in the human experience and how they connect their Christian faith with their work as professional musicians. Featuring Beethoven’s Opus 13 and Opus 110 and an original composition for solo saxophone entitled “The Number One”. Q&A is moderated by Robert Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute.

Concert Pianist; Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music

Pianist Mia Chung-Yee was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Concert Artists Guild Competition and a recipient of the 1997 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Dr. Chung-Yee has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Seoul Philharmonic, among others, under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Andrew Litton, and Richard Westerfield.

An active recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Boston's Symphony Hall; Seoul's Sejong Art Center; and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A 1993 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, Dr. Chung-Yee toured Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. She was also a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received a master's degree from Yale University and a doctorate degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Peter Serkin, Boris Berman, Raymond and Anne Hanson, and George Manos.

A faculty member at Gordon College since 1991, Dr. Chung-Yee joins the Curtis faculty in 2012.

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