Praised by the Boston Globe as a “riveting” virtuoso, and by Boston Musical Intelligencer as a concert artist with “deeply felt and intense musicality,” pianist Mei Rui has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Dr. Rui graduated magna cum laude graduate from Yale, and holds duo-degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (B.A.) and Music (M.M., A.D. D.M.A). While pursuing her D.M.A., she taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Organic and General Chemistry at the City University of New York. A passionate educator since 2003, Dr. Rui currently works with 45 young pianists in the greater Houston area. In September 2013, she played to a sold-out audience at a season-opening concert at the Louvre Museum Auditorium in Paris, France. In June 2014, she recorded Eric Nathan’s solo works for piano dedicated to her with the Grammy Award-winning producer Judith Sherman at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mike Greenberg writes of a recent solo recital in San Antonio, “Rui possesses “breathtaking technique” and an “extraordinary command of color”.
Equally active as a chamber musician, Mei was featured as Artist-in-Residence at Yellowbarn Festival for its 2013-2014 season. She was also invited to serve on the piano faculty at the Young Artist Program at Yellowbarn. She has appeared at the Ravinia Festival (2009), Perlman Festival (2012, 2013), Yellowbarn Festival (2008), Taos (2006), Music Academy of the West (2005), Norfolk (2006), and Van Cliburn Piano Institute (1997). She has collaborated with some of the most eminent musicians in the world, including Issac Perlman, George Manahan, Shinik Hahm, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, and Peter Frankl.
More details about Mei Rui at http://meiruipiano.com/
Individual tickets will be sold at the door in Grace Auditorium for $20