FALLBROOK – The Freaney and Friends free April concert will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at Fallbrook Library. Freaney's guest will be Lesi Mei who will return after a rousing reception in her previous concert at the library.
Mei has prepared a very high-end program of classical music including all six pieces of Au Gré des Ondes by Henri Dutilleux, all three movements of Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major by Sergei Prokofiev, and Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 by Franz Liszt which has brought audiences to their feet.
She was the first call pianist for Beijing International Orchestra before traveling the U.S. performing in such festivals as the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, and Olympiad Piano Festival in Colorado Springs, where she was a semifinalist in the concerto competition.
As an in-demand collaborator, she has performed with ensembles such as American Modern Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, San Diego Winds, the Hausmann Quartet, to name a few.
Her performance diploma hails from the European Music Institute in Vienna, under the tutelage of the esteemed Professor Martin Hughes. Mei is a faculty member at School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University, teaching aural skills and piano courses. She joined the San Diego Piano Academy as a Distinguished Artist Faculty in 2020.
Mei also served on the panel for the inaugural San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Summer 2016. The concert is supported by Friends of the Fallbrook Library. The library is located at 124 S. Mission Road.
Submitted by Friends of the Fallbrook Library.