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Paul Tseng & Dan Yu
November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25 – $55
“A MUSICAL ODYSSEY”
6 composers, 5 countries, 3 centuries
Paul Tseng and Dan Yu take you on an epic musical journey with masterpieces by legendary composers such as Bach, Borodin, Faure, Dvorak, and Brahms
Paul Tseng (cello) has performed as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and South Africa in concert halls such as Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Cairo Royal Opera House in Egypt, The Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan. As a chamber musician, Paul has performed with luminaries such as Earl Carlyss and Ruth Inglefield, and as a member of the Delphian Trio, which won First Prize in the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition. The second cellist ever to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), Paul specialized in the cello music of Prokofiev. He also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. He has held various faculty positions in New York, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, and Washington DC. Paul is a founding member of the Logos Trio and the artistic director of the San Diego Music Society.
Dan Yu enjoys a multifaceted career as a classical pianist and piano educator. After he studied piano with renowned piano educator Jane Bastien, he worked with famed Russian pianist Vitaly Margulis for his University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) piano performance bachelor degree, and obtained his master’s degree in piano performance under Professor Antoinette Perry at the University of Southern California (USC). He had won numerous competitions including Musical Merit of Greater San Diego, La Jolla Young Artist Competition, and many others. He is an active performer on the San Diego classical music scene. This year, he played solo and collaborative recitals at Encinitas Library, Fallbrook Library, and Conrad Performing Arts Center. As a teacher, his students have won many competitions in San Diego. He is a board member of MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California), and also the chairperson for MTAC’s Piano Duo Festival for the past 4 years. Dan served on the jury of the Hong Kong International Music Foundation Competition (North America branch) in 2017, the 3rd San Diego International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2022, and this year, GOCAA (Global Outstanding Chinese Artists Association) regional competition in San Diego.