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Price Music Series

The Price Music Series presents diverse perspectives, topics and performances to build upon those offered through our courses and to serve the musical interests of all NC State students. Information on series events and program information can be found below.

Attend a series event

Price Music Series: Mark Oselski, Virtual Masterclass

Price Music Series: Mark Oselski, Virtual Masterclass
Saturday, October 22, 11am
Price Music Center, Room 110
2620 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

The masterclass is free and open to the public. Attend in-person or virtually via the link below.

Bio: Mark Oselski, Piano

Mark Oselski is a pianist, composer and music producer from Chisinau, Moldova.  He started playing jazz while still in high school, and at 19 he recorded his first album – “Rancho Moldova”.  Mark took part in various musical projects including collaborations with “Alex Calancea Band”, “Dan Balan”, “Zdob is Zdub”, “Wallmark” with Walle Larson (Canada) and “Not an idol”.  In May 2022 he was in the center of a collaborative performance with the State Chamber Orchestra, and folk and jazz celebrities from Moldova.  As a jazz performer, he appears frequently in “Sibiu Jazz Festival”, “Braila Jazz Festival”, “Jazz’n’Chisinau” and “Ethno Jazz Festival Chisinau”.  He released several albums, including the most recent “Places” (2020) and “Sunday Jazz” (2022), the latter resulting from his international collaboration with Deniss Pashkevich (Latvia) and Sebastian Studnitsky (Germany).

Mark creates his own musical arrangements for various styles including classical, smooth jazz, pop, rock, latino jazz. His musical art represents not only the improvisational part of the piece, but also a developed artistic composition, being a relevant element of modern academic music.

Price Music Series: Chih-Long Hu Piano Recital

Price Music Series: Chih-Long Hu Piano Recital
Friday, September 23, 5:30pm
Stewart Theatre
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

Tickets are $5 for NC State students, $10 for faculty, staff and seniors and $12 for the general public. Children ages 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the link attached here.

Program Information

Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 3, Mov. 2: Andante espressivo
Johannes Brahms

Ständchen (“Serenade”)
Franz Schubert
arr. Franz Liszt

Die Forelle (“The Trout”)
Franz Schubert
arr. Franz Liszt

Clair de lune (“Moonlight”)
Claude Debussy

Poissons d’or (“Goldfish”)
Claude Debussy

Three Preludes
George Gershwin

I’ve Got Rhythm
George Gershwin

Liebestraum No. 3
Franz Liszt

Mephisto Waltz
Franz Liszt

Bio: Chih-Long Hu, Piano

A native of Taiwan, pianist Chih-Long Hu‘s performance career was launched after receiving honors including the Taipei National Concert Hall Arising Star, the Chi-Mei Artist Award, and prizes from the Mauro Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, the Concurs International De Piano D’Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and San Jose International Piano Competition in California.

An active performer, Hu performs extensively in Asia, Europe, and America appearing as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. His recent performance highlights include concerto performances of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, Schumann’s Concerto in A, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, solo and chamber recitals in China, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada, and throughout the U.S. Hu’s performances have been broadcast in “Performance Today” through NPR stations across the U.S. as well as in Taiwan, China and Japan. His CD albums “Formosa Caprices”, “Complete Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux”, and “Goldberg Variations” have received critical acclaims.

Recipient of the UT Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award and named “Teacher of the Year” by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, Knoxville Music Teachers Associations, and Appalachian Music Teachers Association, Hu is a committed and passionate teacher. He strives to cultivate and inspire curiosity in meaningful expressions and to help his students discover their individuality through music.  

Hu is involved with the community and has served in various professional organizations and committees. He is frequently invited to give lectures and masterclasses in various venues, as well as to judge international and national competitions. Hu has served as the Artistic Director of St. Andrews Piano Academy and Festival International in New Brunswick, Canada. Hu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree from Taipei National University of the Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University. His piano teachers include Arthur Greene, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Tai-Cheng Chen. Hu was on faculty at ETSU for ten years and is currently the Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano and the keyboard area coordinator at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Visiting Price Music Center

Price Music Center
2620 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

Free parking is available in the upper levels of the Coliseum Parking Deck after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.