Second-year DMA composer Hong-Da Chin will be making his Carnegie Hall debut on Friday, November 21, as a performer on Music From China, Premiere Works XXIII, 30th Anniversary & Beyond. A native of Malaysia and a renowned expert on the dizi (Chinese flute), Mr. Chin will perform works by composers Chen Yi, Huang Ruo, Wang Guowei and Zhou Long. The concert will be repeated on Saturday, November 22, at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC. Mr. Chin is a student of Drs. Mikel Kuehn and Marilyn Shrude.
Second-year DMA pianist Michiko Saiki is the winner of several awards with her film, “a…i…u…e…o….” In September the work was competitively selected for viewing at “The Twelfth And The Last Experimental International Film Festival” in Australia. Most recently it was one of 19 out of 263 entries chosen for the “Without Words Festival” in France. Ms. Saiki’s work was created to remind people of the tragic aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her native country Japan. Ms. Saiki has studied with Drs. Tom Rosenkranz and Laura Melton.