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The Amabile Piano Duo: this concert had to be cancelled at the last moment

Sunday May 12, 2024 @ 15h00

DOMI OH

Domi Oh, collaborative pianist, dedicated educator, and performer, is currently lecturer in Piano at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Oh is the pianist for the Pasión Trio with Everaldo Martinez, violin, and Natalia Vacarciuc, cellist. She has also partnered with John Fisher, faculty emeritus at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, as The Amabile Piano Duo. Her 2022-2023 schedule includes performances in London, Brussels, San Francisco, Seattle, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Bismarck, Lubbock, Dallas, Fort Worth and Wichita Falls. As soloist, she performs annually with the Steinway Soiree, a group of artist-teachers in the North Dallas region, sponsored by Steinway Hall Plano.

Dr. Oh has given guest artist lectures and recitals in the United States and South Korea, with appearances at Chung-Ang University, Myong-Ji University, Baek-Seok University, Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University, University of Mary, Bismarck State College and Wayland Baptist University.  She has also presented at the Texas Music Teachers Association, the College Music Society, the Lubbock Music Teachers Association and the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy. Publications include Evolution of Interpretation: A Comparison of Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58; A Comparison of Piano Pedagogy Programs in the United States: University of Oklahoma; and Teaching Piano Through Chamber Music, and have appeared in the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy Symposium and International Piano in Korea.

Dr. Oh holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Her teachers include Dr. Lora Deahl, Dr. Jane Ann Wilson, Mr. Howard Lubin and Dr. WanKyu Chung. She has taught at Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX, and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Plano.

 

JOHN FREDERIC FISHER

 John Fisher, professor emeritus of music, was a full-time music faculty member at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He retired on June 1, 2022, after thirty-four years of service, including ten years as music department chair. Prior to Wesleyan, Fisher was a full-time music instructor at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, and also served on the Northern State University music faculty in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Dr. Fisher has been an active solo, chamber and collaborative pianist throughout his career. He has recently partnered with Domi Oh, faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas, to form The Amabile Piano Duo. The duo’s programs include a wide variety of solo, four-hand and duo-piano repertory. Their 2022-23 schedule includes performances in London, Brussels, Mexico City, San Francisco; Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, Indianapolis, and Fort Worth.

In 2014, he and South African soprano Suré Eloff performed the world and UK premieres of British composer Gregory Rose’s song cycle Avebury Stone Circle at the Church of St Mary-le-Bow in London, and also at the St James’s Church in the village of Avebury, England.

Fisher is an active and much sought-after contest and festival adjudicator, both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2017 he was appointed national examiner for the International Piano Performance Examinations Committee in Taiwan, Republic of China, traveling and assessing piano performance throughout the country.

An avid world traveler, Fisher has also organized and led university student and alumni tours to more than 25 countries. Outings from the Wesleyan campus included undergraduate study abroad trips to Brazil (2014), Prague and Vienna (2015), Moscow and St. Petersburg (2016), East Germany and Poland (2017), and London (2018).

Dr. Fisher has bachelor and master degrees in music from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in music theory/composition from the University of Iowa. His piano teachers included Robert Weisz, Karen Shaw and Jorge Bolet at Indiana University, James Avery at the University of Iowa, and Ludwik Stefanski at the State Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland.

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Program

The Amabile Piano Duo

Domi Oh and John Fisher

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Sheep May Safely Graze” from the Hunt Cantata, BWV 208    arr. Mary Howe

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Rondo in A Major, D. 951

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Souvenirs: Ballet Suite, Op. 28

  1. Waltz
  2. Schottische
  3. Pas de deux
  4. Two-Step
  5. Hesitation Tango
  6. Galop

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
“Winter,” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires       arr. Petrof

Libertango      arr. Yamamoto

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