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Acclaimed violist Hsaiopei Lee to perform at Loyola University

February 22, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts is proud to present Hsaiopei Lee, violist, as part of the Montage Series. Lee will perform pieces from a variety of periods by composers who include Schumann, Franck, and Paganini. The performance takes place Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of Monroe Hall on Loyola’s main campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Lee has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestra musician, spanning three continents. She has presented solo recitals throughout the United States and Asia and collaborated in chamber music in such cities as New York, Paris, and Taipei. As a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, Taipei Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Orchestras, Lee has performed under such conductors as James Conlon, Robert Spano, David Robertson, and Michael Stern. Affirming her academic and performing expertise, the Aspen Music Festival awarded Lee a three-year fellowship to mentor the viola sections of the Aspen Sinfonia and Aspen Concert Orchestras. Lee has given masterclasses at West Virginia University, the Crane School of Music in Potsdam (N.Y.), and the Ohio State University. Lee is currently a member of the faculty at the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The Loyola University Montage Series is a fine and performing arts showcase that exhibits some of the top arts events in the region. The series is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining performances, which include outstanding concerts, guest performers, masterclasses, jazz, dance, art exhibitions, and theatre productions in an intimate setting. For more information about Hsaiopei Lee or the Loyola University Montage Series, please visit http://mfa.loyno.edu/ or call Sean Snyder at (504) 861-5882.

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