Paula Fan and Steven Moeckel
Paula Fan and Steven Moeckel

The magnetic partnership of pianist Paula Fan and violinist Steven Moeckel has been delighting audiences since the two met here in Tucson in 2002. Next Tuesday (Nov. 12) this dynamic pair will perform the Shostakovich Violin Concerto at Academy Village at 11:30 a.m.

As Duo Amabile (as a musical notation, amabile means tender, gentle), Fan and Moeckel have received rave reviews for their virtuosic performances in Europe and the Americas and for the pure joy of their musical performances. They have recorded three CDs together.

Paula Fan is pianist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and a Regent’s Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, where she has been on the faculty since 1976.  She has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Australia’s ABC, and Radio Television China.

Fan is a founding member of the Solar Storytellers, a solar powered piano trio sponsored by the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy.  She has recorded more than 15 CDs.

Steven Moeckel has enthralled audiences with his musicianship, rich sound and technical competence in performances here in the U.S, as well as throughout Europe and South America. Born in Germany, Moeckel graduated with honors at the age of 19 from the Mozarteum in Salzburg and immediately assumed the position of Co-Concertmaster of Germany’s Ulm Philharmonic, where he remained for three seasons.

After returning to America for further study, he first became Concertmaster of  the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and then assumed the same position with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.

Submitted by Priscilla Moore, Academy Village Volunteer

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Violin/Piano Duo to Play Shostakovich Concerto: Nov. 2013
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