Monthly Archives: January 2014

World Premieres of Works for Bassoon


BGSU’s faculty Susan Nelson, Nermis Mieses, Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, Stephen Miahky, and Matthew Daline will perform the world premiere of several chamber music pieces that won the 2012 []Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC).  Susan Nelson, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, is the director of the BCMCC, an organization that fosters and promotes the bassoon as a chamber instrument by holding a competition every other year for new compositions featuring the bassoon in a chamber setting.  In this way the BCMCC increases repertoire available for bassoonists and helps with public awareness on the versatility of the instrument. 

The world premiere concert of the 2012 winning works will take place on January 19th at 7:30pm in Round Top, Texas as part of the evening concerts of the []Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Bassoon Symposium.

SOLUNGGA FANG-TZU LIU hailed by Teachers and Students in Taiwan with Master Classes and Lectures

Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, Assistant Professor of Piano, is touring in Taiwan and giving a series of master classes and lectures at the major music schools in Taipei City between January 2 and 6.  This tour was organized by teachers in Taipei who recognized Dr. Liu’s unusual achievement in her teaching career: after having taught as a full-time piano professor in Taiwan for 7 years, Dr. Liu accepted her teaching position at BGSU and started her career in the US in 2008.