Costa Mesa, CA, October 23, 2015 – Vanguard University is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the world-renowned duo pianists, Duo Turgeon. From Russia to Asia to Europe, the United States and Canada, Steinway artists and Fulbright scholars Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon have performed over 700 concerts worldwide, to great critical acclaim. Their Orange County tour stop will be Wednesday, November 4, at 10 a.m. in Vanguard University’s Needham Chapel in Costa Mesa, California.
Passionate in their commitment to the education of aspiring young musicians, students of the duo have taken top prizes in regional, national and international competitions, and many have been admitted to prestigious music schools such as Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Juilliard School, and more. The Turgeons are currently artists in residence and faculty members at Algoma University and the Algoma Conservatory of Music in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where Edward also serves as chair of music.
Their 20-year career as concert pianists, performing on two pianos as well as one piano for four hands, has brought Duo Turgeon international notoriety. It began with the coveted first prize in the Schubert Competition for piano duos and the Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, considered the most prestigious competition for piano duos in the world. On the heels of these successes, they debuted at Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, followed by literally hundreds of engagements, including such series as the San Francisco International Music Festival, Montreal International Duo Piano Festival, Duettissimo (Minsk), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, and the Young Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), to name a few.
The duo will give a master class to Vanguard University students and guest students who are emphasizing in the piano performance degree, and will perform for the second portion of the event. This event is hosted by Vanguard University’s department of music, which has presented choral and orchestral concerts in well-known concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and throughout Europe, China, and the U.S. Vanguard University’s music program most recently received membership into the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for students, FREE for Vanguard University students.
To learn more about Vanguard University’s department of music, visit www.vanguard.edu/music.
For more information, contact:
Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications
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