Pianist Chang to give lecture, recital Jan. 20

January 14, 1994

Li-Ly Chang, an internationally recognized pianist and music teacher who founded the International Young Artist Piano Competition Featuring Chinese Music, will give a lecture and recital on women composers in China at Western Maryland College on Jan. 20.

The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.

Ms. Chang has given solo recitals and performed with orchestras here and abroad.

Her New York appearances include the Carnegie Hall Recital Series, the Gazebo Summer Series, and the American Landmark Festivals celebrating the Statue of Liberty centennial.

Ms. Chang founded the young artist piano competition in 1986.

She also composes piano, woodwind and vocal music. Her composition, "Dragon Boat Festival," won a recent Peabody Institute composition competition.

At Western Maryland, Ms. Chang will offer insights into the growing number of women in China who are finding success as serious composers. She will perform some examples of their work, and discuss the Chinese tradition as it pertains to piano and vocal music.

The cost is $5. Tickets will be available only at the door.

For additional information, call Judy Ferencz at 857-2552.

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