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Marquette Symphony Orchestra: Christine Harada Li – Violin/Cello Duo with Nathaniel Pierc
May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$6 – $12
Bay College and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents Christine Harada Li – Violin/Cello duo with Nathaniel Pierce performing on Monday, May 9 at 7pm EST in the Besse Theater.
Tickets are $12/public and $6/K-Bay Students*. Tickets are available at the Box Office on Main Campus in Escanaba, online at www.baycollege.tix.edu, or call 906-217-4045. *Students: please present your Bay ID at the box office to purchase tickets.
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Violinist, Christine Harada Li is a versatile artist who has performed across the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, and Israel. She has frequently performed with the award-winning Koinonia Trio, which has been playing together since 2015. As an orchestral musician, Christine has had the opportunity to play with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, and Ann Arbor Symphony. She has performed (both violin and viola) as a guest artist at the Maui Classical Music Festival, Center Stage Strings, Oberlin Acoustics Workshop and Ann Arbor Chamber Fest.
In addition to performing, Christine takes leadership in various art organizations and serves as Artistic Director of the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival and President of the Anchorage Fine Arts Society, a non-profit organization in Anchorage, Alaska. She was Co-Education Director at the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy from 2016–2019.
Christine completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in 2019, studying with David Halen at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Christine graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and completed her Master of Music degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany. Her principal teachers here were Yehonatan Berick, Elisabeth Kufferath, Anne Röhrig (baroque), and Arthur Greene (piano). Currently she serves as Assistant Violin Professor at the Ohio University School of Music in Athens, Ohio.
Nathaniel Pierce, cellist and tenor, is a highly active and multi-faceted musician. He has performed as a soloist at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and has been a featured soloist with the Toledo, Dexter, Dearborn, Albany, Ann Arbor and Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphonies, as well as the University of Michigan and Indiana University Symphonies. As a recitalist, Pierce has performed his own innovative arrangements for cello and voice, and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists, such as Martin Katz and Amy Cheng. He is also a dedicated chamber musician, and has performed with Ayano Ninomiya, Jorja Fleezanis, David Halen, Yizhak Schotten, Steven Shipps, Martin Katz, Yehonatan Berick, among others.
Pierce has taught classes at University of Michigan, Indiana University, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Western Illinois University. His students have continued to study cello at Michigan State, Boston University, and Easter Michigan Universities. Pierce is a founder and Artistic Director of the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, and Education Director at the Innsbrook Institute. His summer activities have included performing and teaching at the Maui Classical Music Festival, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Ann Arbor Chamber Fest, and the Oberlin Acoustics Workshop.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance at the University of Michigan under the instruction of Richard Aaron, and completed his Master of Music degree with Brandon Vamos at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He completed his DMA degree under the tutelage of Anthony Elliott, cellist, Martin Katz, collaborative pianist, and Scott Piper, Professor of Voice, at the University of Michigan.