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Guest Artist Recital Featuring Violinist and Pianist

Guest Artist Recital Featuring Violinist and Pianist

Lin He Violinist News(February 24, 2017) The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest artist recital featuring violinist Lin He, associate professor of violin at Louisiana State University, and pianist Gregory Sioles, associate professor of piano at LSU, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Tritico Theatre.

The program - part of the spring Faculty/Guest Recital Series hosted by the department - will feature sonatas for violin and piano composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Born in Shanghai, China, He began his musical training at age 5. He, who received his doctorate degree from the Eastman School of Music, is currently the associate concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony.

He made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. Over the past seasons, he has played with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony.
Gregory Sioles Full He has presented recitals at universities across the United States and China, and as
an orchestral player, he has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and New World Symphony. He is a regular addition to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sioles has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including an Atwater Kent Grand Prize and a Fulbright Scholarship for study in London. He has performed on three continents at such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Purcell Room on London's South Bank, Berlin's Amerika Haus and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China.

He has also performed extensively throughout the United States and been a featured artist on National Public Radio. Sioles is active as a soloist with orchestras and as a recitalist. He is also an avid chamber musician who has collaborated with many artists, including Edgar Meyer, Barry Tuckwell, the Guarneri String Quartet and members of the Baltimore and National symphonies. He participated in the Smithsonian's celebration of the piano's 300th year and has given chamber performances at Strathmore Hall, the French Embassy and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu