Pianist and Senior Lecturer David Deveau has just returned from a debut tour of mainland China, during which he performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in Qingdao on Dec. 30, and a solo recital on Jan. 3 in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Zhong Shan Park, in Tianenmen Square, Beijing. He also gave a master class for the Piano Teachers' Association in Qingdao.
The Qingdao performance was broadcast live on China Cable TV. The Beijing recital, part of an international concert series featuring soloists and ensembles from around the world, was taped for delayed broadcast. Deveau was also the subject of a profile in China Daily, a major Beijing publication. Deveau's Beijing performance was enthusiastically received by audiences and media; it was highlighted on morning news TV programs and acclaimed in print media reviews. He has been invited to perform in Shanghai later in 2005.
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