We our privileged this month to present: Hsiaopei Lee – Viola and Elizabeth Moak – Piano
Mosaic artwork by Elizabeth Veglia
4 pm Music – 5 pm Art and Reception
Christ Episcopal Church, 912 S. Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis
Open and Free to the public
Contact: Chairman 228-467-0106
Hsiaopei Lee – A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Cincinnati. She has performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, she appeared as a soloist with orchestras both in the USA and Taiwan, and in a series of recitals featuring contemporary music for viola. Her principal teachers include Masao Kawasaki, Catharine Carroll, and Ting-Hui Chen.
Dr. Lee is currently an Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Southern Mississippi, where her excellence in teaching has been recognized by several university awards. In 2012, she was awarded the Artist Fellowship by the Mississippi Arts Commission. She performs regularly with the Impromptu Piano Quartet, and serves as principal violist of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. Her first CD, ODYSSEY: NEW MUSIC FOR VIOLA BY AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS, was release by Centaur Records in June 2014.
Elizabeth Moak – Noted for her “sensitivity” and “generous imagination” (La Suisse), she has performed throughout the United States and internationally. Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition, Moak
holds the Diplôme de Virtuosité from the Neuchâtel Conservatory (Switzerland). She has also been recognized for her collaborative work by the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and the Music Academy of the West (California). A dedicated and respected teacher, Moak is currently on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi and previously was selected for a Teaching Fellow at Peabody Conservatory, as well as for the “Outstanding Young Faculty” Award from Millsaps College. As soloist, she has appeared on national television, radio, and with orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre de Neuchâtel, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.
Elizabeth Veglia has been creating mosaics for the past 35 years. Her installations can be seen throughout Mississippi and the gulf south. In 1993, she was invited to participate in the installation of a mosaic in Barcelona, Spain. The next year she collaborated on a project in New York City. Selected mosaic projects include an installation at Stennis Space Center Visitors’ Center lobby, the memorial to astronauts who lost their lives in service to the space industry. In Bay St. Louis, MS “The Three Graces” greets visitors in Hancock Medical Center’s lobby with a resplendent sunrise and children playing on the beach. The memorials to Hurricanes Camille and Katrina in Biloxi, MS have Veglia mosaics as their centerpieces. In 2008-09 Elizabeth Veglia installed the “Ocean Springs Bridge Panels” adjacent to the Biloxi-Ocean Springs, MS Bridge. The Bay St. Louis Library and Waveland City Hall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have mosaics created by Veglia. In the past few years, Veglia has added the production of jewelry fashioned from silver, bronze and semi-precious stones to her collections. Lately, Elizabeth Veglia has been reproducing her many photographs taken over a lifetime into canvasses, which she then transforms into paintings with acrylic paints. These include reflective designs in water and scenes from marshes and the coastline.