Violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma, Maestro Dadap at Luce Aug. 21

Violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma, Maestro Dadap at Luce Aug. 21

The Cultural Affairs Committee features internationally acclaimed couple violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and master guitarist Michael Dadap in a concert on August 21 at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.

ImageBoth have performed chamber music concerts in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Ms. Ma, who is informally known as the “Music Doctor”, is the executive director of the New York City Children's Orchestra Society. She is a pediatrician and works with children with developmental disorders in the Bronx and Queens. Her recent interests include optimizing communication in all children, exploring the relationship of music to young children’s temperament, and using music as a means to find the “inner language” of children who have difficulties in verbal communication.

Also a teacher in violin, viola and chamber music, Ms. Ma has received awards for her work with the Society. These include the New York Public Advocate Award for leadership and advocacy for Asian American Youth in 1996 and the Francis Riker Davis Award from the Brearley School for outstanding community service in 1999.   

Ms. Ma is the sister of famous cellist Yo-yo Ma.

Mr. Dadap, on the other hand, is a soloist and chamber music performer, a composer, and conductor. An accomplished classical guitarist, Mr. Dadap has recorded six CD albums for the classical guitar, including Intimate Guitar Classics for solo guitar which was the featured album in February 1990 on the New York Times classical radio station, WQXR. Mr.

Founding music director of the Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla of Boston Massachusetts, Mr. Dadap has dedicated a large portion of his career to the appreciation of Filipino folk music, pioneering the awareness of the Philippine rondalla in the United States. His first published book, A Complete Method for the Virtuoso Bandurria, is now widely used among folkloric Instrumental Ensembles in the Philippines and in the United States. Currently, he is working on his second book, The Evolving Instruments of the Rondalla

Tickets for the concert are available at P200 for both the 3 PM matinee and the 8 PM gala. All tickets and season passes for Luce Auditorium shows are available for sale at the College of Performing and Visual Arts Building, and at the theater lobby before the show begins. For ticket reservations and other inquiries, call (035) 422-4365 or 0917-513-3312.