La Sierra University Orchestra
November 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM
Schelomo | Rhapsodie Hebraique for Cello and Orchestra by Ernest Bloch
Pin Fei Tang, cello
Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
About the Artists
PIN FEI TANG, cello
Ms. Pin Fei Tang graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-champion and the Peabody Music Conservatory with Master of Music and the Artist Diploma studied with Professor Laurien Laufman and Stephen Kates. During the years of study there, she won the first prize of the Rolland String Competition. After graduation from Peabody,she got into the doctoral program in the University of Maryland studied with Professor Evelyn Elsing and the Guarneri String Quartet. She has been teaching cello and chamber music in La Sierra University since 1996. Ms Tang is actively involved on stage performance for chamber music and solo and also has been frequently invited to judge competitions and teaching in festivals such as American String Teachers Association Competition, the 6th China National Cello Competition in Beijing China, CMTANC International Youth Music Competition, the 1st Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong, Steinway Midsummer Music Festival, the International String Music Summer Festival in Vancouver, Canada and the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara.
About the Director
DEAN ANDERSON is currently completing his second season as the Music Director for the Dana Point Symphony. Additionally, he holds a faculty position at Fullerton College as music director for the Fullerton College Symphony, where he also teaches violin and viola. He is frequently engaged as an orchestra clinician and has worked with youth ensembles from across the United States.
He has been invited to guest conduct on numerous occasions and has led the Grumo Festival Orchestra (Grumo, Italy), Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta (Bankgok, Thailand),Yakima Chamber Orchestra, Cerritos College Orchestra, and the Orange County Youth Symphony. In 2011, he was invited to guest conduct the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony in Vietnam and was the first American ever to conduct the orchestra professionally in Ho Chi Minh City.
His past positions as music director include the Orange County Symphony, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Stephens College orchestra.
As a collaborative artist, he has participated in projects with the Chance Theater, Nouveau Chamber Ballet, the Anaheim Ballet, and conducted the recording session at Capitol Records of music by Kostas Christides and Minos Matsas for the full-length documentary on the life and work of Stan Lee entitled With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010).
Mr. Anderson studied violin and conducting at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he studied with John McLeod and Edward Dolbashian respectively. He has also participated in conducting master classes with such prominent teachers as Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Marin Alsop, Mihail Agafita, Don Thulean, Neal Stulberg and Lawrence Golan. Recently, he has been appointed the Director of Orchestral Studies at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.