Pianist Monica Ohuchi in concert April 30

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Richmond Beach Congregational UCC  welcomes the internationally acclaimed Monica Ohuchi back home to Seattle. Ms. Ohuchi will be presenting a program of Chopin Ballades and chamber pieces with select members of the Seattle Symphony at the Church on April 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Richmond Beach Congregational UCC is located at 1512 NW 195th St.

Chamber music is often described as the music of friends, due to the intimacy of the performance, which is often in a private salon. The music itself is performed by a small number of players with one player to a part.

Voluntary donations at this concert are welcome and will benefit local charities.

Childcare will be available for those who contact the church office at 206-542-7477 by Friday, April 23.

About the artist:

Japanese-American pianist Monica Ohuchi has performed to wide acclaim from audiences across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe both as a soloist and chamber musician. Hailed as a pianist performing “brilliantly with clarity, nuance and natural musicality” (Times Argus, July 24, 2009), Ms. Ohuchi’s concert engagements have brought her to such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Meany Hall of Seattle and the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater. She has been featured in live radio and television broadcasts on New York's WQXR, Seattle's KING FM, Delaware Today, a television broadcast of rising stars, and the WE Network.

A native of Seattle, Ms. Ohuchi began her piano studies at the age of two with her mother. Ms. Ohuchi holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School where she studied with Julian Martin. Her past teachers include Marc Durand, Martin Canin, Bela Siki, and David A. Brown. She has also coached with such distinguished artists as Murray Perahia, Jacob Lateiner, Robert McDonald, Brian Zeger, Toby Appel, Bruce Brubaker, and Craig Sheppard.

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