Derek ChiuMusic alumnus Derek Chiu will return to Windsor in recital Saturday, March 4.

SoCA kicking off March with piano and violin recital

Pianist and School of Creative Arts alumnus Derek Chiu (BMus 2001) returns to Windsor with violinist Roberto Cani for a beautiful program of elegant and energetic chamber music on Saturday, March 4. The program includes violin and piano works by Mozart, Ravel, Franck, and Paganini.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East. Click here for more information and tickets.

As a professional pianist and piano pedagogue, Chiu has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Most recently he has performed at Biola University, California State University – Northridge, Showcase Pianos in Vancouver, Bishop’s University, University of Lethbridge, and the University of Regina.

Chiu is three-time recipient of Steinway & Sons Top Piano Teacher Award in Calgary. He enjoys an international career as a performer, music educator, clinician, adjudicator, and music consultant.

Cani has performed throughout the United States as well as in Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, Serbia, France, Taiwan, Japan, and South Africa. He has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, Italy’s RAI Symphony, the Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, the American Youth Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Missouri Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony of the Americas.

Both artists will then host masterclasses at the Armouries on the afternoon of Sunday, March 5. Cani will work with violin students from the School of Creative Arts and the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra at 1 p.m., while Chiu will work with SoCA pianists at 3 p.m. Both masterclasses are open to the public.