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Dr. Hsiang Tu, piano

Tue, Feb 28


First Presbyterian Church

Dr. Hsiang Tu, piano

LUNCH SERIES: Praised by The New York Times for his "eloquent sensitivity," The Boston Intelligencer for his "impeccable technique," and Fanfare for his “Chameleon-like ability to move between composers,” pianist Hsiang Tu has graced the audience with his repertoire and creative programming.

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Time & Location

Feb 28, 12:15 PM

First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA

About the event

The Lunch Series with Dr. Hsiang Tu: Music in the Sanctuary and a Lunch to follow

IVORY MENAGERIE - Piano Music Inspired by Animals

How do composers capture the sound, movement, and temperament of animals? University of Florida piano faculty Hsiang Tu will perform a program that explores this question. From butterfly to donkey and penguin to porcupine, these pieces will excite, surprise, and delight audiences of all ages!

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Hsiang Tu debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as the winner of The Juilliard School Concerto Competition and has performed in venues all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, National Museum Cardiff, and National Recital Hall in Taipei.

Before being appointed as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida, Dr. Tu taught at Virginia Tech, the University of New Hampshire, Utah Valley University, and Snow College. He studied with Hung-Kuan Chen, Jerome Lowenthal, and HaeSun Paik, and holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary and an M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. His debut solo CD, Bestiary on Ivory, is on Bridge Records, and an upcoming CD featuring the music of Chopin will be released in 2023. For more info, please visit

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