Trombone Recital, Dr. Li Kuang
7:30pm CDT March 23
Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is pleased to present Dr. Li Kuang on trombone and Ti Schulz, piano.
Dr. Li Kuang joined the faculty as the assistant professor at Southwestern University in August 2016. He is an international award-winning trombonist; who has won prizes at the 2011 International Frank Smith Trombone Solo Competition and 2014 American National Solo Trombone Competition. Dr. Kuang received the second place in 2014 Remington International Trombone Choir Competition and performed the lead role in the Internationally-Acclaimed UT Trombone Choir. In addition, he was featured at the 2011 International Trombone Festival in Nashville Tennessee.
Originally from Chengdu China, Dr. Kuang started his formal trombone training at the age of 10. In China, he frequently performed with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Chengdu Philharmonic, and Sichuan Film Orchestra; Kuang has recorded many commercial and movie soundtracks with the latter. In the United States, Dr. Kuang has performed with Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Flat Rock Symphony, Detroit Civic Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Orchestra and Idyllwild International Music Festival Orchestra. Twice, Dr. Kuang was invited to participate in the world-renowned Alessi Seminar along with leading trombone players from Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and more.
In addition to the teaching position at Southwestern University, Dr. Kuang serves as the Instructor of Trombone and Euphonium at Blinn College. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and frequently invited to perform solo recitals, teach master classes and conduct clinics in major music conservatories across China. Dr. Kuang received his Bachelor of Music from Sichuan Conservatory of Music and Bowling Green State University, Master of Music in trombone performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.