University of Pittsburgh
January 4, 2005

Musicians Yee-ha Chiu and Barbara O'Brien To Perform at Pitt Jan. 22

This event is part of the Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artists Series
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Musicians Yee-ha Chiu (piano) and Barbara O'Brien (flute) will give a performance at the University of Pittsburgh, titled "The Romantic Flute," as part of the Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artists Series, at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. The series is part of the chapel's larger Trio of Concerts Series.

Born in Hong Kong, Chiu is on the celebrated roster of Steinway artists. She graduated from the Royal College of Music in London and the Julliard School of Music in New York City. A soloist for many performances throughout Asia and the United States, Chiu is also part of the Duo Grishman-Chiu and the New England Piano Trio. She has performed with the London Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony and taught piano at the Julliard School and Duquesne University.

O'Brien is the principal flutist with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and Renaissance City Winds, and is second flutist in the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. Principal flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for five years, O'Brien earned the music performance degree at Duquesne University. She has given numerous solo and chamber performances, including her concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.

Other upcoming Pittsburgh Artists Series performances are the Third Annual Valentine's Concert with Daphne Anderson and the series-culminating April 16 performance by the University of Pittsburgh String Quartet.

Admission is $12 for all concerts with the exception of Feb. 14 Valentine's Concert, which is $20. Tickets for the entire concert series are $50.

For more information, call 412-624-4157 or visit