Music Faculty to Perform Free Recital

Lok Ng, assistant professor of music in piano, will host a public recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Ng will perform “32 Variations in C Minor, Wo O. 80” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata” by Franz Liszt, “Sonatina No. 6, BV 284: Kammer-Fantasie über Bizets Carmen” by Ferruccio Busoni and “Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35” by Johannes Brahms. A live stream of the event will be available here.

Ng was born in Beijing, China, where she began her piano studies at a very early age. By age 11, she was studying under Zhau Ping-Guo at the Central Conservatory of Beijing, the most prestigious music school in China. As a teenager, Ng moved to Hong Kong and continued her piano studies with Gabriel Kwok at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Immigrating to the United States in 1992, she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, followed by her D.M.A. in piano performance at the University of North Texas, where she studied with Joseph Banowetz. Ng earned a post-doctorate professional studies certificate in piano at Manhattan School of Music, studying under Zenon Fishbein.

She has been a prizewinner at several piano competitions, including second place at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, finalist at the American Prize, first place at the MTNA Young Artist piano competition in Nevada and first place on two occasions at the UNLV concerto competition. Throughout her career, she has participated in master classes with many world-renowned pianists, including Vladamir Feltsman, Earl Wild, Nelita True, Vladimir Shakin, Janice Weber, Peter Nagy, Jerome Rose and Douglas Humpherys.

More information about Ng’s recital, additional Music Department events and other events happening in the School of Arts and Letters can be found at

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