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Fallbrook Library to host piano concert Aug. 22

FALLBROOK - The Freaney and Friends' free August piano concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fallbrook Library and will feature San Diego State University students Elenna Hayek and Chris Chapman, who will be introduced by Sonya Schumann, piano professor at San Diego State University.

Elenna Hayek is studying piano performance. She is in the senior year of her bachelor's degree program. Along with her love for music, she is also passionate about writing icons, calligraphy, religion, poetry and literature. She has participated in the Concerto Competition held at the university. She played a role in Sarah Shields' opera, "Opera 101," where she not only accompanied but acted in the opera as well. Hayek strives to give her talents back to the community. She has studied under Ching-Ming Cheng, who is a piano faculty member at California State University San Marcos, and Schumann. Hayek said she enjoys and values teaching piano greatly. She teaches at her parish church, St. John's Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon. She strives to create a safe and fun environment where her students can be themselves and express themselves. She will perform Prelude and Fugue in C# minor, BWV 849 by J. S. Bach, Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven: I. Allegro, II. Allegretto and III. Presto and Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 by Franz Schubert, trans. Franz Liszt.

Chris Chapman is a pianist, teacher, chamber musician and composer from New York who works and resides in San Diego. He is a sensitive performer and admirer of all musical styles from classical to avant-garde to contemporary. Chapman studied with Karen Follingstad and Laurie-Jeanne Lister and received instruction and master classes from Emanuel Ax, Tina Chong, Matt Falker, Sarah Lopez, Branden Muresan, Alina Kiryayeva, Wan-Chin Chang and William Cratty. He is currently finishing a bachelor's degree in music at the university and has played keyboard and piano with the MiraCosta Symphony Orchestra. As a teacher, he aids students in finding both their personal style and the joy in music, and he delights in frequent collaboration with friends and fellow students at the university. He will perform Sonata in D Major, K.284 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I. Allegro, II. Rondeau en polonaise, III. Andante (Tema con variazioni) and Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 by Frederic Chopin.

The concert is supported by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road, in Fallbrook.

Submitted by Fallbrook Library.


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