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MingHuan Xu performs extensively in recital and with orchestra in China and North America. She is also a highly sought-after chamber musician, having collaborated with the St. Petersburg Quartet, Colin Carr, Eugene Drucker, Ilya Kaler, and Ani Kavafian. She delights audiences wherever she performs with her passion, sensitivity and charisma. Xu was a winner of the Beijing Young Artists Competition and gave her New York debut at age 18 as soloist with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. Currently on faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, she plays on a 1758 Nicolas Gagliano violin.

Winston Choi was Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Canada) and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d’Orléans. He regularly performs in recital and with orchestra throughout North America and Europe. A prolific recording artist, he can be heard on the Albany, Arktos, Crystal Records, l’Empreinte Digitale (piano works of Elliott Carter), Intrada and QuadroFrame labels. Formerly on the faculties of the Oberlin Conservatory and Bowling Green University, he is Associate Professor and Head of Piano at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Tickets are $30 for general admission tickets or $25 for members. Season passes for all 6 shows are available.



Composed by Igor Santos, Inspired by Unity Temple

Composer Igor Santos describes his creation of “As Light Becomes Form” inspired by Wright’s use of light at Unity Temple, and premiering at our October 19 concert featuring Duo Diorama. “‘As Light Becomes Form’ is a new work for violin and piano, directly inspired by Unity Temple, and by Frank Lloyd Wright’s use of lighting design in the building. What was particularly interesting to me was that instead of using images and sculpture, the religious iconography of the building is created solely through light.” View video on YouTube.