Namuun Tsend-Ayush to give Hemp Prize recital

Luther College senior Namuun Tsend-Ayush, will give the Richard C. and Joann Hemp Family Prize Recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Earlier this year, Tsend-Ayush received the Hemp Family Prize for Orchestral Performance. 

The recital, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jensen-Noble Hall of music, includes a full concert worth of new music. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Namuun Tsend-Ayush is an accomplished violinist who has performed on multiple occasions on campus as a soloist, in small groups and with the symphony and chamber orchestras. In addition to her many performances at Luther this year, Tsend-Ayush will make her Carnegie Hall debut on Dec. 18, 2016.

Tsend-Ayush will perform a variety of pieces during the recital including Partita No. 3 by Bach, Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns and the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin concerto in D major.

The Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Family Prize for Orchestra Performance, established by Richard and Joann Hemp, is awarded annually to rising seniors who are outstanding members of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

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