Shepherd Music Salon Series Andrea Kapell Loewy and Yuling Huang-Davie

The Shepherd University Music Department presents the sixth concert in its new monthly Shepherd Music Salon Series in the W. H. Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Arts Center. On Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. flutist Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy and pianist Dr. Yuling Huang-Davie will feature their interpretation of works by Eldin Burton and Philippe Gaubert. The concert is free and open to the public.

Loewy and Huang-Davie have performed extensively together at universities, cultural arts centers, and concert halls throughout the nation. Recent highlights of their collaboration include a CD titled Apparitions and Whimsies produced by Centaur Records featuring twentieth century compositions, and two successful concert tours in China where they performed and taught master classes at the Beijing Central Conservatory, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and Xi'an Conservatory of Music among others. Both Loewy and Huang-Davie serve on the faculty of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Andrea Kapell Loewy holds a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music, Master of Music from Emporia State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis. She played with the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet and was Co-Principal Flutist of the Orchestra of the State of Mexico. Prior to her present job as Professor of Flute and Theory and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she was Adjunct Flute Instructor at Rhodes College. In 1993 she was awarded the University's "Distinguished Professor Award." She is Principal Flute of the Acadiana Symphony, and has played several concertos with the orchestra, including Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, Faure's Fantaisie, Zwillich's Concerto, Godard's Suite op. 116, J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertis #2 and #5, J. S. Bach's Suite in B Minor, and Vivaldi's Il Cardellino. In addition, she has performed both chamber and solo works at several of the National Flute Conventions. She holds the Heymann II Endowed Professorship in Music.

A native of Xian, China, Yuling Huang-Davie studied in Beijing under Professor Li Qi-Fang, one of China's internationally renowned professors of piano. After arriving in the United States in 1991, Huang-Davie received her Master's degree in piano performance from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she studied with Elizabeth Temple, and her Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University School of Music studying under nationally renowned pianist, Dr. Carolyn Bridger. She was twice named recipient of both the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts Award and the Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship Award. In addition, she earned a scholarship to serve as an assistant music coach for the acclaimed Florida State Opera Company. Dr. Huang-Davie has collaborated with leading conductors, including Michael Singher, Mark Gibson, Steven Mosteller and Douglas Fisher. Her recent concert performances and master class engagements have brought her before the Arts Club of Washington D.C., and taken her to university campuses nationwide, including West Virginia, Tulane University, the University of Memphis, James Madison University, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, among others. She serves as director of the piano division of the Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp each year. Dr. Huang-Davie's performances have been aired on National Public Radio stations in Florida and Louisiana.

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