Guest Recital: Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello and Gloria Lin, piano
September 27 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The program will include works by Benjamin Britten, Frederic Chopin, Dongqing Fang (SU Premiere Performance), and Witold Lutoslawski.
Cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi has performed all around the world and won numerous competitions. He is the cellist of the Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo, of the Clavier Trio, and of the music project Caminos del Inka. Dr. Castro-Balbi appears in 12 compact discs and has offered 44 premiere performances and premiere recordings, including of 11 works written for him. He is a cello professor at the Texas Christian University School and serves as the founding artistic director of the Faculty and Friends Chamber Music Series, the TCU Cello Ensemble, and of the biennial TCU Cellofest. At TCU, he received the Dean’s Research and Creativity Award and the College of Fine Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. Dr. Castro-Balbi is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Superieur at Lyon, Indiana University at Bloomington, Yale, and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School.
Pianist Gloria Lin was educated at The Juilliard School, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Manhattan School of Music, and earned her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has performed around the world and has been featured on prominent national and international media. An active chamber musician, Dr. Lin is a founding member of the Lin/Castro-Balbi duo, and a member of the music project Caminos del Inka. She serves on the piano faculty at Texas Christian University and maintains an active private studio. During the summer, she teaches at Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.
This event is free and open to the public.