Meet pianist Wenxin Guan and don’t miss her performance with the ASO this weekend!
49th Annual President’s Concert – Arizona Symphony Orchestra
with 2022-2023 Concerto Competition winners
Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, clarinet
Wenxin Guan, piano
Martina Portychova, mezzo-soprano
Emmy Tisdel, violin
February 4, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. February 5, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10 music.arizona.edu/tickets
The concert will feature the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and student soloists who won the highly competitive University of Arizona Concerto Competition. Featuring clarinetist Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, performing the “Black Dog Concerto” by Scott McAllister; pianist Wenxin Guan, performing movements II and III of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn; mezzo-soprano Martina Portychova, performing “Nobles Seigneurs, salut!” from Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer; and violinist Emmy Tisdel, performing movement I of the Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 35 by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The students are selected from each area of the Fred Fox School of Music – strings, voice, wind and percussion, and keyboard. They represent the depth of talent at the school, shining in this performance with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Graduate students Yudai Ueda and Fátima Corona del Toro will conduct the students’ performances. The program will also include works by Myroslav Skoryk and Alexander Borodin, under the baton of Dr. Thomas Cockrell.
About Wenxin Guan
Wenxin Guan, a native of China, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Linder. She earned both a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2021, where she studied piano with Dr. Jeongwon Ham and Dr. John Murphy and piano pedagogy with Dr. Barbara Fast and Dr. Jane Magrath. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Capital University in 2018, where she studied with Dr. Tianshu Wang. Wenxin’s playing has earned her numerous scholarships and grants, providing opportunities to perform both regionally and internationally (Eisenstadt, Austria). She has received awards in several piano competitions, including the MTNA Oklahoma Young Artist Competition, OMTA Collegiate Competition, the University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition, and Capital University’s Concerto Competition. She has also performed in masterclasses for Alexander Kobrin, Alan Chow, Alvin Chow, Lisa Kaplan, and others.