UPCOMING EVENTS

Performing Arts Center to present award-winning pianist Ashley Kuen Hoe

Pianist Ashley Kuen Hoe will perform at the Performing Arts Center on Nov. 26.

Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present award-winning concert pianist Ashley Kuen Hoe at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave. Alhambra. Admission is free.

Ms. Hoe is pursuing her master’s degree in piano performance as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Southern California, studying with Antoinette Perry. She has earned many honors and awards as a pianist and violinist, including a silver medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, first prize in the Coeur D’Alene Young Artists Competition, Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Piano Solo Competition, and Oregon Music Educators’Association (OMEA) Solo Competition.

She was also honored as a finalist with the Schoenard Trio at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2011. During past summers, Ms. Hoe has studied at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea with Kevin Kenner, Robert McDonald, and Peter Frankl, and also at the California Institute of Music in Weikersheim, Germany, with Bernadene Blaha.

As a violinist, she has served as concertmaster of the USC Thornton School of Music Concert Orchestra and is now section violinist in the Debut Orchestra of the Young Musicians Foundation of Los Angeles. Ms. Hoe has also served as the concertmaster of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) and was one of the winners of the YSSO Concerto Competition in 2010 while also playing in the violin section of the Rogue Valley Symphony of Southern Oregon. In addition to her musical achievements, she has served as the student liaison as the assistant director of the Siskiyou Violins.

Ms. Hoe has a teaching studio in the Los Angeles area, teaching both piano and violin.

APAC is a member of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters and a member of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce.

Refreshments are by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Anthony (AJ) Jefferson and crew. Free-will donations will be accepted during the intermission. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.  

For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230-5435, or e-mail bizwind@yahoo.com.

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