Tue, Feb 21|
First Presbyterian Church
David Pelino, voice; and Tiffany Fung, piano
LUNCH SERIES - David Pelino, tenor, graduated from the University of Florida with Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Tiffany Fung performs actively as an international soloist and collaborative pianist.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 12:15 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
About the event
Love Went A-Riding
Three Dream Portraits
1. Minstrel Man
2. Dream Variation
3. I, Too
David Pelino, tenor, is a vocal artist well-versed in both solo and ensemble repertoire. While studying voice with Ron Burrichter, he completed two Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of Florida. He is currently finishing his Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri, having studied with Steven Tharp. Some of David’s solo credits include tenor solo repertoire in works such as Theodore Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, G.F. Handel’s Messiah, Adolphus Halistork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, as well as performing the roles of King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. As a solo singer, he has won numerous awards including the Grady-Rayam 2018 Upper Division Negro Spiritual Prize, the 2019 Central Region NATS Advanced Division 1st Place Winner, as well as being a National NATS semifinalist in 2020. He was most recently featured as a tenor soloist at the University of Florida’s Sounds of the Season concert.
Equally at home in ensemble singing, David has had the distinct privilege of singing with choirs under the direction of Dr. Andrew Megill, Dr. Brandon A. Boyd, Dr. R. Paul Crabb, and Dr. Willard Kesling. His ensemble singing has also extended into chamber groups, as he has also been a featured member of quartets performing Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer and the “Offertorio” from Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. He is currently on the roster of both professional vocal ensembles Prometheus and Seraphic Fire.
1. The Valley of the Dead Bones
2. The Bells
3. Troubled Water
Tiffany Fung performs actively as an internationally performed solo and collaborative pianist. Her performances have taken her to France, Hong Kong, Italy, and the United States. She was named the Alternate in the MTNA Oregon Performance Competition: Young Artist Category in 2020. She received the First prize at the “Best Performance of Rachmaninoff” of the GCC Series in 2021 and was awarded the First prize in the GCC Series Piano Concerto Competition with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto in 2020. In 2016, Tiffany was invited to be a rehearsal soloist to perform Mozart’s Ninth Piano Concerto with the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong. During her study, she has been coached by Emile Naoumoff, Nikito Fitenko, Alon Goldstein, Angela Cheng, Andrew von Oeyen, Colin Stone, and other well-known musicians.
A native of Hong Kong, Tiffany began her musical journey at the age of seven. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University, where she studied piano with Professor Linda Yim, and harpsichord and fortepiano with Dr. David Chung. She earned the degree of Master of Piano Performance and studied with Dr. Alexander Tutunov at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. Tiffany was a distinguished Evans Family Endowed Scholar. She is now pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at the University of Florida under the tutelage of Dr. Jasmin Arakawa.