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April Issue 2004
Transylvania County Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Continues Conversation Series on April 22, 2004
On Apr. 22, 2004, the Transylvania County Arts Council will present the final program in its 2003-04 ArtSpeak series featuring couples in the arts. This conversational program will feature classical musicians Christopher and Yuki Harding, professors of music at Brevard College.
The public is invited to learn how the couple began their careers in music, how they met, and how their relationship influences their artistic endeavors. The program will take place at the Transylvania Community Arts Center, 321 South Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC, at 7pm.
Pianist Christopher Harding is a full-time faculty member of the Department of Music at Brevard College. He holds a B.M. from Eastman School of Music and a M.M. from Indiana University School of Music. During his career, Christopher has performed numerous solo, concerto and chamber music concerts across the US, in Japan and Korea. He has won 25 first prizes in national and international competitions, including the special Mozart Prize at the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His most recent concerto performances have been with the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the San Angelo Symphony, the Tokyo City Philharmonic and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Christopher also has been a faculty member of Indiana University Summer Piano Academy since 1994.
Oboist Yuki Harding is an affiliate artistsí faculty member in the Department of Music at Brevard College. She holds a B.M. in oboe performance from Eastman School of Music and also has studied at Northwestern University. Yuki toured Japan with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and has performed at the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Germany. Before moving to Brevard, Yuki performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; now she brings her talent to the Asheville Symphony, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and chamber ensembles based in Brevard and Charlotte. Yuki also is a commercial reed-maker.
"There are many interesting things in the background of most people's lives but artists provide unique surprises that are worth exploring," says Jinks Ramsey, presenter of the ArtSpeak series. "That is what makes this program worth while. The slides of the artists' early life and work, and how they became who they are is a creative discovery of its own. The conversations with the artists on stage is reminiscent of Inside the Actor's Studio on BRAVO and can be quite exciting."
For more information, call Transylvania County Arts Council at 828/884-2787.
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