Lee University's School of Music is hosting its 14th Annual International Piano Festival and Competition on June 24-30.
Dr. Alex McDonald and Pei-Chun Liao will be performing on Wednesday in the Squires Hall at 7 pm.
McDonald is an American concert artist and has soloed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has performed across the United States, as well as Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea.
He was also a featured performer on PBS. McDonald currently serves at Texas Woman’s University and has taught previously at Richard College and the Julliard School.
Liao, assistant professor of Piano at University of Taipei (Taiwan), performs internationally as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has made appearances at prestigious venues around the world including her United Kingdom debut at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Peel Hall, and Salle Cortot.
Liao is a prize winner of numerous competitions, including the Kellaway Piano Recital Competition, the Taipei Chopin International Competition, and the Taiwan Young Artist Competition. She was selected as Young Star of National Concert Hall in 2009.