Recitals & Visiting Artists

Karen Kan-Walsh with Julian Kwok, piano

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

Coordinator of Keyboard Skills and Non-Major Piano at the Bienen School, Karen Kan-Walsh received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. Her interests include piano technique and the music of J. S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and Brahms, and her recent performances have focused on two-piano literature. She is joined by her colleague Julian Kwok, a collaborative pianist with extensive experience as a vocal coach and piano soloist. His career highlights as a collaborative artist have included performances at the International Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the Humanities Festival of Chicago at Orchestra Hall, and Italy’s Teatro Rossini Pesaro.

W. A. Mozart, Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Maurice Ravel, La valse for two pianos
Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn (“Saint Anthony Variations”), Op. 56b
Witold Lutosławski, Variations on a Theme by Paganini for two pianos

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.

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