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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Eric Nestler

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Name: Eric Nestler
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: American Concertino by Jindrich Feld
Type of Presentation: Saxophone with Piano
Proposal Duration: 20

            Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music. Dr. Nestler presented his New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in May 2003. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in South Africa and has traveled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Prague Conservatory, the Janacek Academy in the Czech Republic, and Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China. In November 2004, Nestler was a featured artist at the Asian Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2009, Nestler was diagnosed with embouchure dystonia and was unable to perform for many years. After receiving rehabilitation, Nestler relearned to play the saxophone. 

Ensemble Bio:

Xiao Wang has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes at the 65th Steinway Piano Competition in China, the 7th Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the McElroy Competition, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition, Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition and Piano Solo Competition at the Brevard Music Center Festival, University of North Texas Concerto Competition and the 13th Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale (13th International Music Competition) held in Padova, Italy.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Xiao Wang has performed throughout the United States, China, and Europe. She has appeared in performances in the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, the Capital Teachers University in China, University of Michigan, and Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, Italy.

In 2018, she earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas. Her major teachers include Dr.Pamela Mia Paul, Eugene Pridonoff, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Xinning Zhang and Qifang Li.

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Xiao Wang


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Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
American Concertino Jindřich Feld 21