Yi-Qing Tang

Yi-Qing Tang, piano

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Arizona Senior Academy Building

In anticipation of the 250th birthday year of Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020, the Arizona Senior Academy is looking forward to featuring performances of music by the towering giant among composers of classical music.

We begin with the sonata known as “The Tempest” – Beethoven’s 17th Piano Sonata Op. 31, no. 2 in D minor, composed in 1801-02 at a time when the composer was grappling with the early onset of deafness. Award-winning pianist Yi-Qing Tang will perform this work along with the Piano Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt.”

Yi-Qing Tang is a doctoral student in piano performance at the U. of A. Fred Fox School of Music, studying with John Milbauer, and is also pursuing a minor in psychology. A native of Tianjin, China, Yi-Qing began music studies at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and then the National University of Singapore. She earned a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada before entering the University of Arizona in 2014.

Ms. Tang has performed as soloist in international concert venues and music festivals in China, Singapore, Austria, Italy, Australia, Canada and the U.S. She won 1st prize at the 2016 Chautauqua Piano Competition and 2nd prize in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, which led to a performance at Carnegie Hall.

In 2016, she presented her research on historical performance practice regarding Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor at the annual Arizona State Music Teachers Association Conference. Recently she has been invited to present her psychology research at the 2019 Music Teachers National Association Conference in Spokane, WA and the International Symposium on Performance Science at the University of Melbourne.

October 15: “Piano Music of Beethoven and Liszt”