Piano duo Shadrin and Lu plays for Sundays at Three [Classical music]
By By Mike Giuliano
Feb 06, 2014 at 2:55 PM
Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu have got the keyboard covered for an upcoming Sundays at Three concert. This husband and wife duo will play music written for piano four hands on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
Besides their joint performances as Shadrin and Lu, they have individual performing careers. Those busy schedules include much activity on the local classical music scene.
As a duo, they were finalists in the 2013 Rising Stars competition that is part of the Howard County Arts Council's annual Celebration of the Arts.
Both are pursuing graduate degrees at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where they study with Leon Fleisher and Kathy Jacobson Fleisher. Lu leads adult and youth choirs at Christ Episcopal Church.
These local affiliations are thousands of miles away from where they grew up.
Lu won the Thailand International Piano Competition and performed with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra for its 2008-2009 season. Also on the international front, she won first prize at the International Piano Competition in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Her collaborative activities include playing with the Maia String Quartet and Dorian String Quartet.
These well-seasoned young performers will jointly apply their keyboard skills to a Sundays at Three program consisting of Diabelli's Sonatina in G Major; Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Schumann; Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2 in E; Fauré's "Les pas Espagnol" from "Dolly Suite"; Mozart's Variations in G Major, K. 501; Bizet's 8 pieces from "Jeux d'enfants"; Ravel's "Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) Suite"; and Stravinsky's Selections from "Petrushka" Ballet.
The piano duo Shadrin and Lu performs on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15; 17 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Call 443-288-3179 or go to http://www.sundaysatthree.org.