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October 29, 2014

Piano-Violin combo Duo Diorama to perform in concert at SVSU

Two people standing togetherThe internationally acclaimed Duo Diorama will perform in concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall as part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series. The duo includes Chinese violinist MingHuan Xu and Canadian pianist Winston Choi.

Comprised of two renowned soloists who can effectively blend their distinctive personalities together, the duo maintains an active performing and touring schedule. They have performed extensively throughout Asia, North America, South America and Europe.

Recent performances at the Colours of Music Festival in Canada and the Mammoth Lakes Musical Festival in California were met with critical and audience acclaim. Xu and Choi are also the inaugural recipients of the Banff Centre's Rolston Fellowship in Music.

Duo Diorama performs well-known standard works, as well as approachable, captivating avant garde music.

Xu was a winner of the Beijing Young Artists Competition and gave her New York debut at age 18 as a soloist with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. The sought-after chamber musician has performed in recitals in China and North America. Xu is a member of the music faculty at Loyola University of Chicago.

Choi was Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition in Canada and winner of France's Orleans International Piano Competition. He is a prolific recording artist and a regular recital performer with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. Choi is an associate professor and head of piano at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

This concert is part of SVSU's Rhea Miller Concert Series, made possible by a generous gift from Rhea E. Miller, a long-time friend of SVSU. Her gift, administered by the Miller Trust for Music Education, has provided the university with the opportunity to offer outstanding performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists at no cost to the audience since 1993. 
For more information, call (989) 964-4159 or, from Midland, 695-5325, ext. 4159, or email