Senior Recital: Kathryn Chan, Matthew LeMay, Kewei Zhou

Kathryn Chan, piano
Matthew LeMay, piano
Kewei Zhou, piano

May 6 – 31, 2021
Virtual Edition by Gayle Blankenburg Piano Studio
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An image of three video stills combined shows, from left to right, Kathryn Chan, Kewei Zhou, and Matthew LeMay playing the piano in their homes.
From left to right, Kathryn Chan, Kewei Zhou, Matthew LeMay. Video stills by HMC Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts.


Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No.1Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No.1
Alexander Scriabin
(1872 – 1915)
Matthew LeMay, piano

Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, No. 5
Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873 – 1943)
Kewei Zhou, piano

Liebestraum, No. 3
Franz Liszt
(1811 – 1886)
Kathryn Chan, piano

from Gaspard de la unit
   II. Le gibet
Maurice Ravel
(1875 – 1937)
Matthew LeMay, piano

Claude Debussy
(1888 – 1905)
Kewei Zhou, piano

Après un rêve
Gabriel Fauré
(1845 – 1924)
arr. Percy Grainger
Kathryn Chan, piano

Oriental, Op. 232, No. 2
Isaac Albéniz
(1860 – 1909)
Matthew LeMay, piano

Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Frédéric Chopin
(1810 – 1849)
Kewei Zhou, piano

Intermezzo in C-sharp minor, Op. 117, No. 3
Johannes Brahms
(1833 – 1897)
Matthew LeMay, piano

Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960
   II. Andante sostenuto
Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)
Kathryn Chan, piano

Scherzo, Op. 16, No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn
(1809 – 1847)
Matthew LeMay, piano

Kathryn Chan is a senior at Harvey Mudd College, and in addition to her engineering studies she is also interested in music composition and digital art. She was taught how to play piano by her mother when she was little, and continued to learn by playing video game music and pop songs. Kathryn has now been studying piano with Professor Blankenburg for the past three years and will be eternally grateful for the opportunity she has had to explore the classical piano world.

Matthew LeMay is a Senior mathematics major at Harvey Mudd, and has been taking piano lessons since his Sophomore year, and before that, between the ages of 3 and 12. Prior to an unspecified incident in March 2020, he also played clarinet in the Claremont Concert Orchestra. He is interested in music for its capabilities of expression and story-telling, and likes pieces that evoke particular moods or have interesting internal narratives. This fall, he will be starting a PhD program in theoretical computer science at the University of Texas, Austin.

Kewei Zhou is a senior physics-math major student at Harvey Mudd College, with a concentration in Music. She had some experience playing the piano at a young age and continued studying piano with Professor Blankenburg since sophomore year of college. Aside from being a physics student and a piano player, she is also a mezzo-soprano singer.

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