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McNeese Hosts Free Piano Recital

McNeese Hosts Free Piano Recital

Hwaen.Ch'uqu at piano(September 18, 2017) The McNeese State University Performing Arts Department will present a free recital featuring pianist and composer Hwaen Ch’uqi at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as part of the fall Faculty/Guest Recital Series hosted by the department.

An Inca Indian and a native of Peru, Ch’uqi is an internationally known soloist, recitalist and chamber musician who has performed throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. He is co-founder of several ensembles and an active collaborator with other composer-pianists. He has recently received commissions from Notes and Tones Music Studio, the Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Myanmar Music Festival.

In 2012, he was a finalist at the 17th International Piano Duo Composition Competition in Tokyo, Japan, and he was also a semifinalist at the Second Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition in Moscow, where he received the Special Prize.

Ch’uqi holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York.

For more information, call the McNeese Department of Performing Arts at 475-5028.

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