Incan pianist Hwaen Ch’uqi will perform at a free, public concert with the Marquette University Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Ch’uqi, who is blind, will accompany the symphony, directed by Jason Ladd, on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, more commonly known as The Emperor Concerto. The symphony will also perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. A native of Peru, Ch’uqi learned how to the play the piano at the age of 5 and earned his bachelor’s and master of music degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music. He also has been a fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center on three different occasions.
In addition to the concert, Ch’uqi will present a free master class Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., in the Varsity Theatre. He will briefly perform and discuss ways to improve piano technique. Registration is not required for the program, which is free and open to the public.
Media wishing to attend the concert or class should contact Andy Brodzeller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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