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David Liew Piano Recital

Jun 23rd 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

David Liew, 17, has been studying piano under Mr. Donald Denegar since the age of five. Under the tutelage of Mr. Denegar, David gave his first solo recital at age ten. Most recently, he was invited to play an hour-long solo program at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge. He has also performed in multiple masterclasses, most notably for Dr. Nelita True of the Eastman School of Music at the Washington State Music Teacher Association’s annual conference. David’s senior recital is especially interesting in that it covers a wide range of musical styles and composers, from Bach and Beethoven to Lecuona and Ginastera. David has also studied music theory with Mr. Denegar. In addition to piano, David is a cellist in the Evergreen Philharmonic. Outside of music, David is heavily involved in leadership and community service work. He also enjoys playing tennis and backpacking. David will graduate summa cum laude from Skyline High School and receive his IB Diploma in June. In the fall, David will attend the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business to study Finance and Management.

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Joey Curtin is a composer and keyboard artist who began her musical career in the San Francisco Bay area. Her piano and synthesizercreations are a fusion of jazz, new age, Americana and Celtic influences. Her performances include: The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, The Olympic Village Inn at Squaw Valley, The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco and American Express Taste of the Nations, San Francisco Internationally, Joey has performed in Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Indonesia, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Singapore. From 2003-2004 Joey was hired by the Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston to give performances every weekend. Her music was described by many as "healing". In 2015, Joey’s album "Tigris and Euphrates" was nominated for best piano with instrumentation on One World Radio from London. Her cover tunes album “Going to California” is a collection of piano arrangements of popular rock ballads. This album is receiving great reviews on Pandora radio and other streaming stations. Joey released her latest solo piano album, “Between Earth and Heaven” in 2017. Her music is heard on National Public Radio and has been used in film soundtracks and a documentary that aired on PBS. Her recordings have been used in National and State Park exhibits and art museums across the United States. Joey recently moved to Bellingham, WA where she is composing and recording new projects for a sound library. Greg Starr was a featured soloist on the Weill Recital Hall Stage in Carnegie Hall, from a lineage of pianists that goes back to Beethoven, as the sheet music transcriber for Milli Vanilli’s infamous debut album, having worked with Mr. Rogers, having performed on stage with Steve Allen, as a founding member of the underground cult band The Rakes, Greg Starr has had a music career filled with grand adventure. Greg has enjoyed a long career in music production, writing and producing music for clients including Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Children’s Theater, the Library of Congress, Lutheran Brotherhood, and Hal Leonard Corporation. His performance credits include the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Bach f-minor Keyboard Concerto), Orchestra of Central Washington University (Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in g minor), the Kenosha Symphony, Milwaukee Opera Company, Mr. Steve Allen, and numerous solo appearances. He is a former editor in the Keyboard Product Development Department at Hal Leonard Corporation, where he authored books, articles, and music arrangements for commercial publication. He is the owner of Quiet Rain Music, a boutique producer of solo piano and electronic music recordings. Greg received his M.M. in Piano Performance from Central Washington University, where he also earned undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Music Theory/Composition. His piano instructors have included Lockrem Johnson (a Guggenheim Fellow in Composition), Tim Strong (a Cliburn Piano competitor), Dr. John Salmon (winner of numerous international competitions), and Dr. Bonnie Bricker-Smith Jasmine Kinney is a concert violinist from the San Francisco Bay area. She received her BA in music performance on the violin from Cal State Hayward and has performed in string quartets, orchestras, church productions, worship teams and other ensembles as a freelance musician. Besides being classically trained, Jasmine loves to improvise and create her own unique sound. She is an in-demand studio musician and has recorded on many other projects. Jasmine has collaborated with Joey Curtin on numerous recordings which resulted in live performances in San Francisco, Houston, and Kansas City. Jasmine is also a private music instructor for violin and piano. With 27 years of teaching experience, she has helped her students succeed in great musical accomplishments. TIckets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3499471
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Pamela Liu, violinist, has been in demand as a performer and pedagogue since returning to the Northwest twelve years ago. She received her Bachelors in Violin Performance at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and was a member of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, before attending the University of Washington where she received a Masters Degree in Violin Performance. A devoted mentor to young musicians, Ms. Liu coaches and teaches with The Academy of Music Northwest, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Musicworks Northwest. As an active performer, Ms. Liu is the concertmaster of the Cascade Symphony, section member of the Yakima Symphony, and part of the violin-guitar duo, Tutti Dolce, with husband Chris Liu. Michael Center holds degrees in music from the New England Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, where his teachers were Colin Carr and Ronald Thomas. His early studies were with Toby Saks. As an orchestral musician, he has been a member of the Sacramento Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Washington Chamber Orchestra, of which he was a founding member and principal cellist. While in Baltimore, he played with the award-winning Trio Fervore, which played many concerts and was featured in radio broadcasts in Boston, Baltimore, and New York. As a chamber musician, he has also concertized with members of the Julliard, Vermeer, Chicago, and Audubon String Quartets and regularly appears with musicians from the San Francisco, Cleveland, Minnesota, and Chicago Symphonies. Mr. Center has participated in the Prague, Taos, Music in the Mountains, Red Rocks and Utah chamber music festivals. He has performed chamber music, concertos, and recitals on both coasts of the U.S. as well as in Europe. Michael Center has taught chamber music and cello lessons at the School of the Arts in San Francisco, the Marrowstone Music Festival, and the Peabody Conservatory as the teaching assistant of Ronald Thomas. He is currently the principal cellist of Lake Union Civic Orchestra, appears regularly in cello/piano duo recitals with his wife Annie, and in his spare time enjoys cooking and building furniture.

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