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Faculty Concert Series: The Glass Bead Game
Friday, January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty Concert Series
The Glass Bead Game: A recital for horn and piano
Sam McNally, horn
Jany Lu, piano
An eclectic program featuring UVic School of Music horn instructor, Sam McNally, with Jany Lu on piano. Enjoy works by R. Strauss, Andrea Clearfield, Emil Hlobil, James Beckel Jr., and more!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sam McNally, originally from Calgary, AB, began playing horn in his middle school band at age 11. He studied privately with Laurie Matiation, and afterwards he went on to continue his studies at the University of Victoria. While at UVic, Sam studied with Kurt Kellan, appeared as soloist twice with the UVic Symphony Orchestra, and began his professional career when he won the position of Principal Horn with the Kamloops Symphony. Following graduation from UVic in 2017, Sam travelled to the UK to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with David Pyatt, Alec Frank-Gemmill, Sue Dent, and Nico Fleury. After Guildhall, Sam returned home to Canada in 2019 and settled in Penticton, BC. During 2019-2022, Sam re-joined the Kamloops Symphony as Principal Horn and served as acting principal of the Okanagan Symphony. In 2022, Sam was appointed 3rd horn of the Victoria Symphony and given the opportunity to return to UVic as Instructor of Horn. Since returning to Victoria, Sam has also joined the Victoria Conservatory of Music and has enjoyed many opportunities to perform with his colleagues in various settings around the region.
Jany Lu studied piano performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and University of Victoria with May Ling Kwok, and Piano Pedagogy and Performance with Midori Koga at University of Toronto. She is now based in Victoria, BC, where she works closely with the next generation of musicians, teaching piano at the VCM since 2019. She is frequently seen collaborating with local instrumentalists and vocalists. Some of her recent performances include Ukraine Benefit Concert with the Finnerty Trio, Carnival of Our Animals with the Victoria Symphony joined by her duo partner Aimi Howden, and Syria & Türkiye Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert at the Christ Church Cathedral.