A concert of piano music by Mozart and Chopin as well as a Brahms viola sonata will be featured at the April 7 concert at the Frye Art Museum beginning at 2pm.
Bethany Pho, pianist, performed for recitals, weddings, special events and department stores throughout her school years. She holds a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Design Methods from Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduating college, she worked as an engineer/design researcher and played for special events when possible. Piano performance is her true passion and she continually seeks out opportunities to share her music skills. While working as an engineer at The Boeing Company she was inspired by the opportunity to compose music for trade show displays and provide guidance for advertising music. She is now a mother of two boys, revitalizing her music career after realizing how the pursuit of music adds a depth of understanding to every aspect of life.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Grace Huang began studying the piano at age five. She earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Washington School of Music, where she studied with Dr. Robin McCabe. As a winner of prestigious Brechemin Scholarship and Elizabeth Goldmann Award, she also had the privilege of working with Seattle Symphony musicians and working in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed pianists. She hopes to share her enthusiasm for music as a solo and collaborative pianist with the community.
Violist Yi Zhou is pursuing a diverse career as a violin/viola teacher, chamber musicianand soloist. She has appeared in many music venues across North America, Europe and China. Yi has been featured at Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, Chinese Embassy in France and Université de Poitiers etc. She has played the principal viola in a number of orchestras including the UW Symphony. She has also performed at a number of master classes, including those given by Garth Knox, Yizhak Schotten, Manchin Zhang, among others. Yi received her Master’s degree on Viola Performance from University of Washington, supervised by Professor Melia Watras. She has another Master’s degree in Violin Performance from Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Before coming to the US, she was Assistant Professor of the School of Music in Nanchang University.