IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe received an arts grant from Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand) for his recording project next year.
Wong Doe, who was awarded sabbatical leave during spring 2017 to complete this project, was one of 82 recipients (out of 200 applications in music, theater, and dance) to receive funding. The amount of his grant totals NZD $15,850 (approx. USD $11,430).
Wong Doe's project includes the commissioning of a new work by New Zealand composer Eve de Castro-Robinson, "10 Muses," which will feature on the disc alongside Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Wong Doe will also give a premiere performances of "10 Muses" in Auckland, New York, and London during the 2016–17 concert season. The recording will be released on the New Zealand label Rattle Records.
This will be Wong Doe's fourth commercially released album and the first to include standard solo piano literature.
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