Quah Performs Solo Piano Recital at IUP

Posted on 11/10/21 7:58 AM

Assistant professor of piano at Penn State University, Melody Quah, will give a solo piano recital on Tuesday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall (second floor of Sutton Hall). Admission is free.

Melody QuahDescribed as a “poet with titanium fingers” by the Vancouver Sun, 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.

A prizewinner of the seventh International Paderewski Competition held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, she has appeared in recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and as chamber musician at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre. Quah has soloed with the Ku-Ring-Gai Symphony and Central Coast Symphony Orchestras in Australia, the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Poland, and the Richmond Philharmonic, Academy Philharmonic, Vancouver Philharmonic, West Coast Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras in Canada, as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Quah will be performing a first half of recently composed works, including two commissioned pieces by Malaysian composers, followed by Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

IUP Department of Music