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Prof. May Phang to Present Debut DePauw Recital Sunday Afternoon

September 24, 2003

September 24, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University School of Music will present its new artist/teacher of piano, May Phang, in her debut recital at DePauw, this Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. She will play works of Brahms and Scriabin, in addition to the contemporary composer Gougeon. Phang was hired after an extensive and very competitive international search last spring. A native of Singapore, she has studied and performed on three continents. The event is free and open to the public.

May Phang began her piano studies in Singapore, where she obtained her Associate and Licentiate diplomas from the London Trinity College of Music by the age of twelve. A graduate of McGill University in Canada, she is currently completing a doctoral degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. Now an assistant professor of piano at DePauw, Phang has prior teaching experience at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee.

She has performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts in Singapore, Canada, the United States, and Europe, performing in venues such as the Goethe Institute in Singapore, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur and Place-des-Arts in Montreal, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Arts and National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and at festivals such as the Singapore Festival of Arts, the Montreal International Piano Festival and the Karol Szymanowski Festival in Zakopane, Poland.

A prize winner of several competitions including the Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Buffalo NY, Canadian Music Competition, Concours d'orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Pontoise International Young Artists Competition in France, Phang has also performed with numerous American and international orchestras. Radio and television appearances include profiles on Singapore Broadcasting Corporation's Life and Times and Arts Around and broadcasts on Radio Canada, Vermont Public Radio, WFLN in Philadelphia and WFMT, Chicago.

For more information about this or other School of Music events, call (765) 658-4379 or click here.

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