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Shostakovich, Chopin, and Massenet
CONCERT DATE: Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. 
COST: Facebook Live performance - free
Flint, MI - The Flint School of Performing Arts is proud to announce the February Faculty Concert featuring violinist Dr. Tigran Shiganyan with pianist Hyemin Kim. The free streaming performance can be accessed Friday, February 26, at 7 p.m; on Facebook. It includes Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.2, Chopin’s Nocture in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2, and Massenet’s Méditation de "Thaïs" for Violin and Piano.
Faculty concerts are streamed live on the FSPA Facebook page, and a recorded version of the concert will be added to the FSPA website ( for later viewing. For more information, call 810-238-1350, ext. 3.
Dr. Shiganyan says the concert is incredibly close to his heart.
“I titled it Past and Future because in 2004 I performed Shostakovich Violin Concerto in the William C. Byrd competition and came in second place. That piece of music has significant meaning to me. I also wanted to play Chopin’s arrangement because it’s a perfect piece that connects the violin and piano. My good friend and very talented pianist, Hyemin Kim, will join me. The third piece in the program, Méditation, by Jules Massenet, is also the first piece in my new album, released at the beginning of March. Together, it’s my past and future, and it’s significant for me!”
Dr. Shiganyan serves on the faculty of the Flint School of Performing Arts. He has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a conductor, violinist, educator, and producer. He has appeared as a soloist and conductor in America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Shiganyan is a prizewinner of numerous international violin and conducting competitions, including the William C. Byrd Young Artists’ International Competition in Flint. He received his doctorate from the College of Music at Michigan State University, thus making him the first Uzbek musician to earn a doctorate in musical performance from an American institution. 
Pianist Hyemin Kim received her bachelor’s degree from Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea, and continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she obtained her master’s degree and postgraduate diploma with distinction. Kim has won top prizes at many competitions, including the International Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (Austria), 2nd Concorso internazionale de esecuzione musicale “NUOVI TALENTI” - Città di Spinea (Italy), 2nd Tadini International Music Competition, Lovere (Italy), and the 14th Wiener Pianisten-Wettbewerb in Vienna (Austria) where she received a Schubert-Special Award. She has given solo recitals and chamber music performances in various cities, including Vienna, Salzburg and Bad Goisern (Austria), Budapest and Siófok (Hungary), Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), Daejeon and Seoul (South Korea), and East Lansing (Michigan). Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance as well as in collaborative piano at Michigan State University as a full-scholarship recipient (Graduate Assistant Fellowships) under the tutelage of prof. Deborah Moriarty and Dr. Zhihua Tang. 
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This Flint School of Performing Arts Faculty Concert is sponsored by Carolyn Stubbs and Susan Schneberger.
Flint School of Performing Arts
The Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) is Michigan’s largest community school of the arts and among the largest in the United States. More than 3,500 students from 21 counties across mid-Michigan discover an amazing world of music and dance in our state-of-the-art facility. The FSPA teaching philosophy was developed by faculty and staff through extensive research in student achievement. Beyond Boundaries, this innovative approach utilizes non-judgmental teaching techniques designed to encourage and support the individual goals and learning styles of students. Esteemed artists in their own disciplines, FSPA teachers provide world-class instruction in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Additionally, students have the option to participate in performance ensembles and community partnership programs.
Flint Institute of Music
Dedicated to changing lives through a lifelong continuum of music, dance, and theatre, the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) includes the Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO), Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA), and Flint Repertory Theatre. A professional orchestra led by world-renowned music director Enrique Diemecke, the FSO enjoys a more than 100-year history. The FSPA is the eighth largest community arts school in the U.S. and provides outstanding music and dance opportunities for all ages and abilities, and offers tuition assistance. Flint Rep is a nationally-acclaimed, award-winning resident theatre company and drama school, providing inter-generational, live theatre arts since 1957. A nonprofit organization, the FIM receives support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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