Roche Guest Artist Series: Emily Chua, piano
The Roche Guest Artist Series at Mercyhurst University presents Emily Yap Chua on piano. She’ll perform a recital on Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m., and conduct a masterclass with three Mercyhurst piano students on Tuesday, March 19, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Both events will be held in Walker Recital Hall and are free and open to the public. An active soloist and chamber musician, she has performed around the world, including recitals with members of the Cincinnati, San Francisco, Detroit, Nashville, Charlotte and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. Her CD recording of the piano works of composer Kent Holliday, a project in collaboration with pianist Nicholas Ross, was released by Centaur Records in 2009. She is currently recording a disc of new song cycles with soprano Katherine Jolly, slated for release by PARMA Records in 2019. Dr. Chua is Department Chair and Professor of Music at Randolph College, where she has taught since 2002. She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with minors in mathematics and dance from Florida State University. She earned both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance from the College–Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. The Roche Guest Artist Series, now in its 30th season, is made possible through the generosity of the Terry and Margaret M. Roche Family. For information, call 814-825-2394.