Dr. Melody Ng, assistant professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), will partner with Dr. Melissa Martiros, assistant professor at Martin Methodist College, for a piano duo recital on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Recital Hall on the UAH campus.
The evening event, which is free and open to the public, will include works by Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Ravel, and Piazzolla. Dr. Ng says, "the unique two-piano arrangement of the tangos by Astor Piazzolla makes them accessible to perform by pianists and able to create a different realm of sound from the standard tangos."
Dr. Ng, a native of Hong Kong, has previously served on the faculty at Lawrence University, Piano Odyssey Summer Camp, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the first-prize winner in numerous competitions, including Neale-Silva Young Artists' Competition, UW Beethoven Piano Competition, Irving Shain Woodwind and Piano Duo Competition, Badger Collegiate Competition, and MTNA (State & Regional) Young Artist Competition. Her appearances included broadcast performances on Wisconsin Public Radio and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Ng received her doctor of musical arts degree and master of music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a double-degree in economics and piano performance from Lawrence University.
Dr. Martiros teaches music theory, group and applied piano, and serves as accompanist for the concert and chamber choirs. She received her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy and a master of science degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master of music degree in piano performance from Bowling Green State University, and a bachelor of arts degree in piano performance from Westfield State College. She comes to Martin Methodist following faculty positions at Silver Lake College, the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, Bluffton University, the Lindeblad School of Music, and as a teaching assistant at Bowling Green State and Interlochen Arts Camp.