Luther College to host violinist Fangye Sun

Fangye Sun, violin, will perform a guest recital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Collaborating with Sun, colleagues Casey Robards, piano, and David Tressel, cello, are also featured in the recital.

The repertoire for the performance includes "Air for Violin and Piano" by Kevin Puts, "Fratres for Violin and Piano" by Arvo Pärt, "The Stream Flows for Solo Violin" by Bright Sheng and "Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 50" by Tchaikovsky.

Sun, assistant professor of violin at Central Michigan University, has concertized throughout Asia and North America, appearing as a soloist with numerous orchestras, and performed in prestigious concert venues, such as Suntory Hall, Victory Symphony Hall and Hong Kong Cultural Center. An alumna of the Asian Youth Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra, Sun was featured in Pine Mountain Music Festival, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Leelanau Music Festival and has served as Concertmaster for several Michigan symphony orchestras in addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Sun holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Violin Performance from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music from Xi'an Conservatory of Music.

Robards, collaborative piano faculty at Central Michigan University, is Head of Collaborative Piano at the Bay View Music Festival where along with giving regular faculty performances, she serves as conductor/coach of the two week long SOARS program (Summer Opera, Art Song and Recording Seminar) and coach/pianist for the American Spiritual Institute. Prior appointments include positions with Indianapolis Opera, Indiana University and Oberlin Conservatory. Robards has degrees in piano performance, piano pedagogy, vocal coaching and accompanying from the University of Illinois.

Tressel, cello and composition faculty at Albion College, divides his time among composing, performing, and teaching. After receiving a master's and bachelor's degree in cello performance from the University of Nevada and University of Illinois, respectively, Tressel went on to receive his Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition from Michigan State University where he studied under Ricardo Lorenz.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website:

Fangye Sun
Casey Robalds
Daniel Tressel