CONTACT: Jana Marcus
Marketing & Communications
jana.marcus [at] cabrillo.edu
February 1, 2010
The Distinguished Artists Series presenting at Cabrillo College, is honored to have Di Wu return for a much-anticipated performance entitled, “Music from 1911.” Di Wu, a prize winner at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform music from 1911 by such composers as Debussy, Schoenberg and Prokofiev.
Di Wu, 25, was born in Xiamen, China, and won her first piano competition at the age of six. At fourteen she debuted with the Beijing Philharmonic and since then has performed numerous times with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and world wide.
“Today’s music world is overflowing with brilliant even scary young virtuosos. What really moved me is that Wu is far more than a mere hotshot contest winner. She has fierce concentration and is intent on penetrating into music’s innermost spiritual core.” —Harris Goldsmith, American Record Guild
What: Di Wi - Music from 1911
When: Friday, February 19 - 8 PM
Where: Cabrillo Music Recital Hall
Tickets: $10 - $25 at the door or ar www.ticketguys.com
About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers more than 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, skills certificates, transfer to four-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Its mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of its diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.