Events Calendar - February 2014

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7th Annual Honolulu Piano Teachers Association (HPTA) Scholarship Benefit Concert

Sunday, February 2, 2014
4:00 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
$20 general admission, $10 students & seniors

Tickets are $20, but advance purchase tickets from an HPTA teacher are only $10. For more information, contact Carolyn Stanton

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Presented by the Honolulu Piano Teachers Association.

The program will include a variety of artists and musical styles, including:

Kristian Lei & Gavin Vinta, Broadway star and former Miss Saigon
Pierre Grill (Jazz pianist), recipient of Hawaiian Music Awards & Na Hoku Hanohano awards
Duane Padilla (multi-talented violinist and a member of the Gemini Duo and The Hot Club of Hulaville)
Sonny Silva, guitarist and founder of "The Hot Club of Hulaville"
Vivo, a trio consisting of Ruth Shiroma Foster, Norm Foster, and Duane Padilla
Jonathan Korth & Rachel Schutz, wonderful pianist and soprano, and also husband-and-wife team.
Grant Carvalho, Sun Yong Lee, Xin Lin, Ji Su (Cinnia) Park, and Joben Garces, HPTA scholarship winners from UHM and KCC

Proceeds from ticket sales provide scholarships to promising young piano students at UHM and KCC.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Miki Aoki, piano

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors (65+), UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music majorsfree admission
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Pianist Miki Aoki makes her Hawai'i debut on at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa! Appearing at the London Royal Festival Hall at the age of 12, Ms. Aoki has since continued to perform on international stages since this debut. Recognized for her diverse abilities as a pianist and as a collaborative artist, Ms. Aoki combines her career performing solo recitals and chamber music with working along side young violinists. Ms Aoki is currently appointed as senior lecturer at Graz University for Music and the Performing Arts, in Austria.

Recent and upcoming highlights include a Japan tour with violinist Andrey Baranov and appearances at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. Ms. Aoki is recording exclusively for the German Label Hänssler Profil. Her first CD of Z. Kodaly's piano works was released in the fall of 2011 and won critical acclaim. BBC Music magazine called it "... a genuinely memorable performance".

Ms. Aoki has performed on the stages of such prestigious venues as St. Martin-in-the Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room at South Bank Centre, the Barbican centre (U.K.), Laeizhalle (Germany), Munetsugu Hall, Philia Hall (Japan), Wiener-Saal, Großer Saal des Mozarteums (Austria) as well as in festivals such as Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Salzburger Festspiele, Rheingau Festival (Germany), Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland), Beaulieu-sur-la Mer Festival (France), Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival (USA),Tembi Festival (Inodnesia), Phnom Penh International Music festival (Cambodia) and International Classical Music Festival. (Myanmar). She has performed with National Symphony, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Camerata and Washington Sinfonietta.

Ms. Aoki started playing the piano at age 4 and moved to London at age 9 where she joined the Purcell School of Music. She holds degrees from Indiana University and Yale University. In 2007 Ms Aoki obtained a distinction in the Konzertexamen degree at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. (Mit Auszeichnung). Her main teachers were Roshan Magub, James Gibb, Reiko Neriki, György Sebök, Boris Berman and Evgeni Koroliov.

Ms. Aoki's program includes:

Scarlatti Sonata K380
Sonata K519
Rimsky-Korskaov Pesenka
Glazunov Etude Op.31-2
Liadov Music Box
Liadov Barcarolle
Blumenfeld Etude Sur Mer
F. Chopin Impromptu No.2
Variations Brillantes Op.12
C. Debussy Suite Bergamasque
C. Debussy From Preludes
-Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
-La fille aux cheveux de lin
-La cathédrale engloutie
-Feux d'artifice

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Vadym Kholodenko, piano
- Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium

Presented by UH Outreach College.


Tickets $10 to $35. are available online at, by phone at 944-2697, or visit UH Ticket outlets (Stan Sheriff Center and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the performance. For more information call 956-8246.

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Zachary Lum, piano

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
free admission

Zachary Lum, a student of Jonathan Korth, will present a junior recital as part of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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James Moffitt, clarinet
Paul Barrett, bassoon
Thomas Yee, piano

Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors (65+), UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music majors
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James Moffitt has held the position of Associate Principal and Bass Clarinet with the Hawaii Symphony since 1981, serving 6 seasons as Acting Principal. Clarinetist with Chamber Music Hawaii since 1986, he served two seasons as Acting Assistant Principal and E-Flat Clarinet with the St. Louis Symphony. He has performed toured and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Winds. A former member of the Alabama Symphony, he performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra for ten seasons and has performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Britt Festival Orchestra, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest and the Aspen Music Festival.

Paul Barrett has been Principal Bassoonist with the Hawaii Symphony since 1977 and a lecturer in bassoon at UH Manoa since 1978.

Pianist Thomas Yee, from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has won First Prizes in over 20 national and international competitions. Highlights of his career include winning top prizes at the Josef Hofmann International Piano Competition where he was also awarded a special prize for the best performance of the imposed piece, Ludmilla Kneskova International Piano Competition where he also won a special prize for best etude, Le Tremplin International (International Stepping Stone) where he also won a special prize for best contemporary work, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association Schubert Recital Competition, Concours de Musique du Canada, Young Artists Concert Tour Series Competition, and the Eastman-Hamamatsu Piano Competition among others.

The program will include:

Mikhail Glinka Trio Pathetique
Heitor Villa-Lobos Fantasie Concertante
Julius Fucik Die Gardinenpredigt
Richard Strauss Duet Concertino

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Jeremy Wong, baritone

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium
free admission

Jeremy Wong, a student of Maya Hoover, will present a graduate recital as part of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Performance.

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