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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Social: 10:00 AM, Program: 10:30 AM

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
Kevin Chan, Violin and Annette Chen, Piano

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area will be presenting a program featuring Kevin Chan, Violin, accompanied by his mother Annette Chan April 10, 2019. Social time and registration begin at 10:00 a.m. and the program starts at 10:30 a.m. The Symphony League meets at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopalian Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, Texas.

Kevin Chan was born into a musical family and began studying violin at the age of 3. A few years later, he began traveling with his mother to bring music to hospitals and assisted-living facilities, and he continues to enjoy performing throughout the community with Strings from the Heart, a group of volunteer high-school string musicians. His musical outreach work has resulted in multiple scholarship awards from Music Doing Good, a Houston arts-education organization, and the Arkady Fomin scholarship fund.

Chan currently studies violin at Rice University’s Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, where he is a student of Lisa Shihoten. He attended Brevard Music Center’s summer institute in 2017 and was selected to be the concertmaster for the closing orchestra concert. As a junior at Clear Lake High School, Chan is concertmaster of the school’s nationally acclaimed chamber orchestra. Chan is an alumni and winner in classical violin in the National Youngarts Foundation. After winning the Clear Lake Concerto Competition in 2016, he made his solo debut with the Clear Lake Symphony. He is also concertmaster of the Houston Youth Symphony.

As a Boy Scout, Chan organized a concert benefitting the Houston Food Bank for his Eagle Scout project. He has also organized work groups from his church and school to help clean homes that were flooded by Hurricane Harvey. His interest in computer science led him to design and build his own computer.

Annette Chan is a freelance accompanist and piano teacher in the Clear Lake area. She holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from UT Austin. She was a staff accompanist for Kingsville International Young Performers Competition for 8 years. She has performed as soloist with the Utah, University of Utah, and Shreveport Symphonies.

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area (HSLBA) is a dream realized by Fran Strong and Selma Neumann, the first presidents.

Chartered in 1976 under the auspices of the Houston Symphony, its mission is to promote music appreciation and enrichment.

HSLBA presents music programs for all students in CCISD elementary schools.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to enjoy, support or promote the music of the Houston Symphony. Guests are always welcome.

For further information about monthly meetings contact us at 281-488-7614.