Arts & Entertainment

Pianists from Taiwan to perform

The Tri-Cities Chinese American Association will bring two of Taiwan's notable pianists to the Tri-Cities for a concert Aug. 23 in the auditorium at Hanford High in Richland.

Yibin Chen-Olazcuaga and Sally Wei received their advanced degrees in piano performance in the United States and have performed in concert halls from Taiwan to France during the past two years.

Olazcuaga has studied piano since she was 5, but her musical range also includes violin and voice training.

She studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She continued her studies at the University of Southern California before moving back to her homeland where she became the director of music at Trinity Christian College in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

She currently lives in Southern France and tours extensively.

Wei was raised in a musical family as well and after finishing secondary school in Taiwan she entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to further her music study.

She is the founder and director of the Santa Rose Conservatory of Music as well as the San Francisco School of Music. Wei also is the music director at the San Francisco branch of the Golden Gate Philharmonic.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at Mandarin House, Bookworm and Great Wall Buffet, all in Richland.

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