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Accomplished young pianist to perform at UT Arlington

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Pianist Jonathan Tsay will perform a free recital at The University of Texas at Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

Tsay began his studies with Carolyn Savko when he was 5 years old. Since then, he has pursued studies with Dr. Carol Leone at Southern Methodist University and Marc Durand at l'Université de Montréal, where he will receive his doctorate in 2009. Through various residencies in institutes such as the TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute, The Institute for Strings, Orford Arts Centre and the Banff Arts Centre, he has studied with some of the world's premier musicians. Winner of the grand prize in the 2006 Concours de musique de Repentigny, Tsay made his Canadian solo debut during the following concert season.

He has been a featured soloist with orchestras including the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, the Houston School for the Performing and Visual Arts Orchestra, and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his critically acclaimed performances as a solo and chamber pianist, he is a regular presenter with the Van Cliburn Foundation's educational series, “Musical Awakenings.”

Tsay also has composed scores to documentaries, which can be found on Internet podcasts and public broadcasts throughout the United States. Also, his series of multimedia lecture-recitals, "Between the Notes," aims to help familiarize audiences with classical masterpieces through personal and anecdotal observations, as well as historical and cultural context. Visit www.jonathantsay.com for more information.

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