Friday, April 1, 2011

Violinist Lisa Shihoten and Pianist Wei-Yi Yang Close Concert Series Season at Washington College

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Violinist Lisa Shihoten and pianist Wei-Yi Yang conclude the 2010-11 Washington College Concert series on Friday evening, April 15, at 8 p.m. in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the door at $15 per person, $5 for those age 18 and under. Washington College students are admitted free with a valid campus ID.

Lisa Shihoten made her New York solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur and today enjoys an active career as a chamber musician, recitalist, and teacher. She tours throughout Israel, Greece, Turkey and the United States, appearing frequently with the ensemble Concertante, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players or organist Ken Cowan. She has participated in the Caramoor, Ravinia, Verbier and Aspen Music Festivals. With a bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, she now teaches at Princeton University.
Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has performed on four continents and in prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Kumho Art Hall (Seoul), and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (Glasgow). Winner of numerous prizes and fellowships, Mr. Yang in 2001 co-founded the award-winning Soyulla Ensemble, which released a CD on the Renegade Classics label. Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Yang studied with Russian pianist Arkady Aronov at New York City's Manhattan School of Music. He earned his doctorate in musical arts from Yale University, where he now teaches.

Hotchkiss Recital Hall is located in the Gibson Center for the Arts on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. For more information, call 410-778-7839, email, or visit