Homage: Melody S. Quah, piano

Friday, January 20, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
James Laughlin Music Hall, Founders Room

Pianist Melody Quah presents a recital of homages, featuring music by Ferruccio Busoni, Adeline Wong, Tania León and Robert Schumann. Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s D-minor Chaconne for violin frames a Baroque masterpiece within the Italian composer’s Romantic lens, while Malaysian composer Adeline Wong takes inspiration from the humor and playfulness found in Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In Homenatge, Tania León pays tribute to her Cuban roots and the composer Xavier Montsalvatge. The recital concludes with Schumann’s timeless Kreisleriana, Op. 16, a piece inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman’s literary character, the eccentric and wild Johannes Kreisler.

Described as a “poet with titanium fingers” by the Vancouver Sun, Dr. Melody Quah has performed extensively on the stages of her native Malaysia as well as across Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America. Quah’s music career encompasses a wide range of activities—soloist, recitalist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, educator, adjudicator, masterclass clinician, and music director.


Fee : Free

Registration has closed. Please contact Pauline Rovkah at rovkah@chatham.edu for additional information.


James Laughlin Music Hall, Founders Room

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Pauline Rovkah