Women’s Art Society of Montreal presents

Women's Art society March eventsTuesday,  March 12th

Award-winning pianist, Jui-Sheng Li
Innovations of the 19th and 20th century composers: succeeding traditions with forward-looking visions
from 1:30 to 2:30pm
at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 de Maisonneuve West
Nonmembers $10. New members welcome – men also.
www.womensartsociety.com or 514-495-3701

Jui-Sheng has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and his native country, Taiwan. As a soloist, his recent engagements included performances of W. A. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 with the National Taiwan Normal University Chamber Orchestra, and R. Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared at the isaMasterClass, the Fontainebleau School of Music and Architecture, the International Music Festival and Workshop, the Red Rocks Winter Chamber Music Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, the New York University Summer Piano Intensive Program, the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute, and the Eastern Music Festival.

Pianist Jui-Sheng Li has been hailed “A musician of integrity and depth…[during his performance of Schumann’s Fantasie, Op. 17], Mr. Li captured its ardor, wistfulness, and reverie with sensitivity to tone and phrasing. One looks forward to hearing more from this young artist.” -New York Concert Review after his Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall debut.

In addition to solo activities, Jui-Sheng has a passion for sharing the stage with his wonderful friends as a chamber musician. He was recently appointed Piano Intern at the renowned—Castleman Quartet Program in Fredonia, NY, and he has also served as a collaborative piano faculty member at the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Bangkok, Thailand since 2015.

Jui-Sheng has been awarded top prizes and honors in numerous competitions, including the 2nd Mu-Te Shih German Lieder Competition (Taiwan), several editions of the Music Teachers National Association’s competitions (U.S.A.), the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition (U.S.A.), the Rondo Young Artist Forma Competition (U.S.A.), the Vancouver International Music Competition (Canada), and the International Piano Island Competition (Singapore).

Jui-Sheng is currently based in Montreal, Canada. He is in his second year of the Doctor of Music program in Performance Studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he studies with Professors Kyoko Hashimoto and Roe-Min Kok (research supervisor). In addition, he serves as a piano faculty and a course lecturer for Schulich School of Music’s undergraduate practical lesson and musicianship course.

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Women's Art society March eventsTuesday, March 26th

Todd Shapiro: MAGIC AND THE NEED FOR WONDER
from 1:30 to 2:30pm
at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 de Maisonneuve West
Nonmembers $10. New members welcome – men also.
www.womensartsociety.com or 514-495-3701

One starry starry night, many many moons ago, Little Todsky woke up from a nap in his crib, and it occurred to him that the Earth upon which he crawled was a planet full of wonder and mystery. Soon afterwards, Little Todsky would embark upon a journey into wonder, magic and discovery; a journey that continues today.

Over time, Little Todsky was able to unearth some of the secrets of the magical arts, and in doing so found a way to share the wonder and mystery with others. Little Todsky soon grew to become the Mediocre Todsky, for his magical abilities were just beginning to form, and, frankly, his tricks were pretty sucky.

But with much perseverance and his nose to the lodestone, Todsky progressed in the magical arts, and soon he would be called The Somewhat Impressive Todsky. It wasn’t long before he became The Pretty Good Todsky and then The Great Todsky. And now, of course, he is known as The Amazing Todsky.

www.todsky.com


The Women’s Art Society of Montreal invites you to become a member of our group, where you can connect with like-minded people who enjoy the arts. Events are held bimonthly on Tuesday from September to December then from March to May, from 1:30 to 2:30pm, at the UNITARIAN CHURCH OF MONTREAL, 5035 Boulevard de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC H4A 1Y5.
For more information visit: www.womensartsociety.com  or call 514-495-3701.

Founded in 1894 and incorporated in 1968, the Women’s Art Society of Montreal has played an important role in fostering awareness and understanding of the arts among the general public of the city. As one of the earliest organizations for women artists, the Women’s Art Society of Montreal helped pave the way for the integration of women into the art world. Nowadays, the Women’s Art Society is more social and educational than professional in nature since various opportunities and avenues of support are open to female artists.