On August 24th at 5pm, join us in the Cannon Club of the Gallery Inn for a piano concert by Muen Vanessa Wei. She will be accompanied by Henry Hutchinson on the violin, José García on the double bass, and Gabriel Plácido on percussion, playing music from Rachmaninoff, Goldowsky, Kasputin, and Bolling.
Open to all the public.
Her virtuosity on the piano has been described by the News-Gazette:
“Wei’s playing of the delicate entry of the piano over plucked strings was especially delightful, and later on in the movement she contrasted skillfully the legato andantino melody with the explosive central section. In the race-to-the-finish finale, Wei showed admirable virtuosic skills, and she used those skills adroitly to ride the final scalar challenges to a triumphal conclusion along with Hobson and the Sinfonia. This dramatic ending was greeted with lively applause.”
Dr. Muen Wei, a native of China, has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and jazz pianist. She has been applauded by critics for her “delicate playing” and “admirable virtuosic skills.”(The News-Gazette) She has been guest soloist under the baton of Ian Hobson, Donald Schleicher, and Xiaoying Zheng. As a chamber musician, Dr. Wei has collaborated with great musicians such as Lynn Harrell, Henry Gronnior, Peter Lloyd, Ko Iwasaki and Stan Sharp, among others. Dr. Wei also performed in many prestigious festivals such as the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and the Montecito International Music Festival. In July 2017, she was invited to give a solo recital at the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the US State Department.