Faculty Artist Series Recital
Edward Goodman, saxophone
Fanya Lin, piano
February 10, Friday. 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10
Join faculty artists Edward Goodman, saxophone and Fanya Lin, piano for a program of music by Zoe Cutler, Amy Beach, Germaine Tailleferre, William Grant Still, Kay He, Andy Scott, and Annika Socolofsky.
Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile emerging performer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms.
He has received numerous awards of regional and national acclaim, including first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, winner of Michigan State University’s Concerto Competition, and winner of University of Michigan’s Concerto Competition.
Goodman serves as Soprano Chair and a founding member of The Moanin’ Frogs. First Prize Winners of the 2018 M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition, their passion, quality, variety, instrumentation, and focus on the audience experience set them apart. With The Moanin’ Frogs, Goodman has performed at small towns to major performance halls alike throughout the US and abroad, such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Detroit Public Television; eight performances in and around the SaxOpen Festival Strasbourg, France; to rural Arkansas. The Moanin’ Frogs have entered into partnership with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, allowing the ensemble to give performances and interactive sessions with students nationwide. Their debut recording was released on Teal Creek Music in 2017. Other chamber ensembles Goodman has performed with include the internationally acclaimed PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the award winning Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet.
An accomplished orchestral performer, Goodman regularly has been invited to serve as principle saxophonist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra under José Luis Gomez, and has been invited to perform in the wind sections of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra under Larry Rachleff, the New World Symphony under Jeffrey Milarsky, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under Arie Lipsky, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Kiesler. Equally at home in jazz as an improviser, Goodman regularly performs in chamber jazz settings. He was a regular member of The Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, an early jazz big band based in Ann Arbor, MI. Being an avid promoter of new music, he has commissioned several pieces for the saxophone in a variety of mediums as a result of his versatility as an artist, comissioning repertoire by notable composer such as Gregory Wanamkaer, Daniel Asia, and Greg Simon.
Goodman has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several colleges across the country as well as internationally, including Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Memphis, Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Aulnay sous Bois, France, and 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 2 Conference.
In the summer, Goodman serves on the faculty of the internationally renowned Interlochen Center of the Arts Saxophone Institute along with PRSIM Saxophone Quartet, and has served on the faculty for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Edward Goodman is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (2016) and Master of Music (2013) degrees in saxophone performance and improvisation from the University of Michigan where he studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister, Professor Donald Sinta, and Professor Andrew Bishop. At the University of Michigan he was a receipient of the Lawerence Teal Fellowship. Goodman received Bachelor of Music degrees from Michigan State University (2010) in saxophone performance and music education where he studied with Professor Joseph Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera.
Edward Goodman is a Yamaha Artist and plays Yamaha saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by D’Addario and plays exclusively on D’Addario saxophone reeds.
Described as a “striking interpreter” who gives a “committed and heartfelt performance” by Musical America and The New York Times, pianist Fanya Lin has captivated audiences worldwide with her charismatic and gripping performances. Her orchestral appearances include the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Grand Junction Symphony, the Aurora Symphony, and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. Lin’s performance of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was depicted as “an ethereal woman whose ruffled dress made her resemble a delicate black swan,” while her “mesmerizing performance” of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini made it appear as though “a tornado had touched down through her body and lifted her, feathers fluttering, from the piano stool as she weighed into the keys” by the Hastings Times and Festival Flyer in the UK.
An avid soloist, Fanya Lin promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise (MN), the Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series (NY), The Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA), Friday Musicale (FL), and the Great Pianists of the World Steinway Piano Series (IL). Moreover, Fanya has encouraged and assisted younger generations of music students to continue their education and pursue their dreams through fundraising events such as the Saint Island Fundraising Concert, Dream 125 Fundraising Concert, and the Designation Concert of Sid & Mary Foulger’s School of Music.
Fanya also dedicates herself to new music by performing with contemporary music organizations such as Focus and Axiom. Her recent projects include performance of Boulez Sur Incises for three harps, three pianos, and three percussionists at the Fred Fox School of Music, performance of Old Voltage by Aaron Graham at the 2020 Turn Up Multimedia Music Festival, piano-duet concert featuring works by Dan Asia, Tania León, Gabriela Lena Frank at the London Festival of American Music in 2021, and multimedia show performance StellarScape by Kay He. Her recording of duo piano work Piano Set II by renowned composer Daniel Asia is included on a newly released album, Ivory II, by Summit Records.
As a chamber musician, Fanya has collaborated with world-class musicians including Noah Bendix-Balgley (concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic), Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinetist of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society), and Ta’u Pupu’a (tenor in major opera productions including Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera). Fanya’s festival concerts and masterclass series include Aspen, Music@Menlo, Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, Minnesota International Piano Camp, and the Savannah Arts Academy.
A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Fanya is a top prizewinner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Concours International de Piano France-Amériques, New York International Piano Competition, and Seattle International Piano Competition. Fanya earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Emerita Distinguished McKnight Professor Lydia Artymiw; her master’s degree at The Juilliard School with Professor Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal; and her bachelor’s degree at Weber State University with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang. In Fall 2019, Dr. Fanya Lin joined the University of Arizona as Assistant Professor of Practice in Piano, where she teaches applied piano lessons, chamber music, and Yoga for Musicians course.
For more information, please visit fanyalin.com.