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Faculty Recital: Christopher Atzinger and Szu-Ling Wu, piano
November 11 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Faculty member Christopher Atzinger, piano, and staff collaborative pianist Szu-Ling Wu, piano, will present a recital.
Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” pianist Christopher Atzinger has performed in Austria, Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain, and Canada in addition to performances throughout the United States highlighted by concerts in New York at Carnegie Hall (Weill), New York University, St. Paul’s Chapel, Liederkranz Hall; in Chicago at the Dame Myra Hess Series and PianoForte Salon Series; and in Washington, D.C. at the Phillips Collection. In addition to live performances broadcast on WFMT, WJR, KPAC, WXEL, and WGTE radio, his artistry has been heard on WGBH, KING-FM, Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Radio, and on Chicago and Cincinnati television. Mr. Atzinger has performed at the Banff International Keyboard Festival, Brevard Music Festival, Bridge Chamber Music Festival, and the Chautauqua Institution, lectured at the Juilliard School and Berklee College of Music, and has given masterclasses across the country. He is a medalist of the New Orleans, San Antonio, Cincinnati, Shreveport, and Seattle International Piano Competitions.
SZU-LING WU (Collaborative Pianist) received B.M. in piano performance and music education from the National Taipei University of Education in Taiwan, a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma degree in the Collaborative program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She finished her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She is currently working for the Minnesota Opera Education program as a piano accompanist and is on the collaborative staff at Carleton College and St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.