March 8, 2020, 2 pm Music by Women In Celebration of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020, 2 pm Music by Women
In Celebration of International Women’s Day


Ariadne Antipa, piano


Yaoyue Huang, piano

The young Chinese pianist Yaoyue Yuang has performed throughout the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Israel, Italy, Spain, and in the United States, where she has been a guest artist with several orchestras, among them the Lima (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast by FM 90.5. She is the co-artistic director of the 2019 Clara Schumann Project in Shenzhen, China. Yaoyue is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at CCM with Soyeon Kate Lee.


Amber Monroe, soprano


Kanako Shimasaki, violin

Ohio-born Kanako Shimasaki has performed across the United States and abroad, including Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. A founding member of “Three,” a cross-genre trio with pianist Luke Gillespie and her sister, violinist Mariko Shimasaki, Kanako is also co-artistic director of Immaculata Chamber Music Series. Kanako received her Bachelor and Master degrees from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music where she is pursuing her DMA degree, while working as a teaching assistant on the faculty of the CCM Preparatory Department.


Miriam K. Smith, cello

Miriam K. Smith made her orchestral debut at age 8, and has since performed with orchestras such as Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Wright State Chamber Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She has performed numerous recitals in places such as Carnegie Hall, Cleveland Orchestra’s Rainbow concerts, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. She is 13 years old, and her primary studies have been with CCM’s Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty since she began studying cello at age four.


Fanny Mendelssohn Adagio for violin and piano
Clara Schumann Three romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Kanako Shimasaki, violin and Yaoyue Huang, piano

Three Waltzes by Teresa Carreño – Mi Teresita (My little Teresa) La Primavera (Spring) Gottschalk Waltz
Yaoyue Huang, piano

Nadia Boulanger Three pieces for cello and piano
Miriam K. Smith, cello Jacob Miller, piano

Agathe Backer Grøndahl – Klaverstykker (Piano pieces) announced by Ariadne Antipa

Florence B. Price  – Five Songs

Amber R. Monroe, soprano and Ariadne Antipa, piano

There will be a reception with the artists immediately following the end of the concert to which you are cordially invited.

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