OMAK A program of free classical music will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.
The concert features pianist Xiao Chen and violinist Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, winners of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Frances Walton competition.
Chen will perform 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonic Etudes, Op.13 by Robert Schumann, The Enchanted Garden: Preludes, Book I by Richard Danielpour and II Mardi Gras.
Deviatkina-Loh will perform E. Ysaye’s Sonata No. 6 for Solo Violin “Manuel Quiroga” Op. 27, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Lachen Verlernt and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 12, No. 3.
Chen, born in China, performs as a solo and chamber musician. She is pursuing her doctor of musical arts under Inna Faliks at UCLA, where she is a teaching assistant. She received her master’s in music at The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Bard College Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor of arts in language and literature from Bard College. She has performed numerous concerts and recitals throughout the United States, China and Europe.
Deviatkina-Loh has performed with the many orchestras around Australia and New Zealand, including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a recitalist in various venues across Australia, Britain and the U.S.
She is completing her master’s at UCLA with professors Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre, and will continue her studies there for her doctorate.
They also will perform at Bridgeport, Omak, Tonasket and Okanogan high schools, and North and East Omak elementary schools.