January 7, 2023. 7:30pm (PST). Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Mountain View, CA

A pioneering force in classical music, Happy Dog Duo offers a rare combination of lightheartedness and serious attention to craft in the art of the piano duet. Both internationally acclaimed pianists, Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung will perform a concert of four-hand classics and hidden gems.

 

General Admission | $27
$15 for children (12 & Under)

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Violin and Piano Recital

December 8, 2022. Arboretum Co-housing Madison, WI

ET joins forces with violinist Kaleigh Acord, performing music of Brahms, Moore, Debussy, and Clarke.

Violin and Piano Recital

December 4, 2022. Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI

ET joins forces with violinist Paran Amirinazari, performing music of Brahms, Eubanks, Beach, and Tran.

Violin and Piano Recital

November 19, 2022. St. Maria Goretti, Madison, WI

ET joins forces with violinist Paran Amirinazari, performing music of Brahms, Eubanks, Beach, and Tran.

Violin and Piano Recital

November 3, 2022. 7pm. Art+Lit Lab, Madison, WI

ET joins forces with violinist Paran Amirinazari, performing music of Brahms, Eubanks, Beach, and Tran.

UW Madison Symphony

November 1, 2022. Madison, WI

ET performs with the UW Madison Symphony for their November concert.

Violin and Piano Recital

October 20, 2022. Madison, WI

ET joins forces with violinist Paran Amirinazari, performing music of Brahms, Eubanks, Beach, and Tran.

UW Concert Band Performance

October 6, 2022. Madison, WI

ET performs with the UW-Madison Concert Band.

Recording Session

August 30, 2022. Madison, WI.

ET records Ula Goldstein: En Rêve for LunArt.

Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Institute

August 15–22, 2022. Stanford, CA. Campbell Recital Hall

ET performs Messiaen, Ravel, Na, and Schubert.

Piano Recital

July 26, 2022. Madison, WI. Oakwood Village Auditorium

ET performs Bach and Schubert transcriptions, Chopin, and Ravel. Student Vivian Spencer opens with a Chopin Etude.

Between Spaces

July 22–23, 2022. Madison, WI. Art and Literature Laboratory

ET performs Liebestraum with the Madison Ballet in an evening of visual arts, music, and movement.

National Federation of Music Clubs Conference

June 16–17, 2022. Indianapolis, IN

ET performs and gives a workshop as part of Happy Dog Duo for the NFMC Conference.

Piano Recital

Sunday May 29, 2022. San Francisco, CA. 5PM PST

ET performs a recital on the theme of Joy! at Sunset Music and Arts, SF.

$25 general, $20 student/senior

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Piano Recital

May 28, 2022. Piedmont, CA. 7PM PST

ET performs a recital on the theme of Joy! at Piedmont Center for the Arts.

801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA

$25 advance tickets. $30 at the door.

$10 student tickets.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5425449

Piano Recital

May 21, 2022. Madison, WI. 7PM CST

ET performs a recital on the theme of Joy! at Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI.

Gilmore Festival Fellowship

May 7–11, 2022. Kalamazoo, MI.

ET selected as Gilmore Festival Fellow, Session 3; to participate in masterclasses and lectures at the Gilmore Festival.

https://www.thegilmore.org

Masterclass and Performance at IU–Bloomington

May 1, 2022. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Ford-Crawford Hall

ET gives a masterclass to students in the Young Pianists Program at the Jacobs School of Music.

ET is joined by Nathan Cheung to give a duo piano performance immediately following.

World Premiere of Pirate Dance for Flute Trio

April 21, 2022. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI

Jenna Krakauer, Lucas Glander, Maggie Setterstrom, flutes, premiere ET's "Pirate Dance"

Virginia Waring International Piano Competition

April 10–18, 2022. Palm Desert, CA

ET accepted to Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, preparing three rounds of music.

US Open Music Competition-- adjudicator

February 21–26, 2022. Oakland, CA.

ET judges for the US Open Music Competition over a week of events, with 1200+ contestants.

https://www.usomc.org

Madison Ballet—Lift Every Voice

February 12, 2022. Madison, WI.

ET performs piano in a filmed collaboration with the Madison Ballet's Lift Every Voice Program 2022. "Love Dream" -- choreography by Yu-Jhe Sun, videography by Dave Alcorn.

https://www.madisonballet.org/lift-every-voice-virtual-lobby

Music in Performance

February 2, 2022. Madison, WI

ET lectures and performs music of Chopin, Bach, Tran, and Liszt for University of Wisconsin–Madison's Class Music in Performance.

Online Masterclass

January 13, 2022

ET teaches advanced masterclass for students of Denise Taylor.

Cello and Piano Recital

December 19, 2021. St. Paul United Methodist Church, Louisville, Ky

ET and Emily Allen perform a recital of Mendelssohn Cello Sonata in D Major and Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in g minor.

Cello and Piano Recital

December 10, 2021. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison, WI

ET and Emily Allen perform a recital of Mendelssohn Cello Sonata in D Major and Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in g minor.

Piano Recital

November 7, 2021. Oakwood Village, Madison, WI

ET performs a solo piano recital: Chopin Polonaise Op. 53 "Heroic", Beethoven Sonata Op. 53 "Waldstein", Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903, Bach-Tran Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6, Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No. 1, Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60

Turina and Arensky trios

November 4, 2021. Oakwood Village, Madison, WI

ET performs as part of the Avanti Piano Trio (Wes Luke, violin; Hannah Wolkstein, cello). Turina Piano Trio #1, Arensky Piano Trio #1.

Turina and Arensky trios

October 31, 2021 @2PM. Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WI.

ET performs as part of the Avanti Piano Trio (Wes Luke, violin; Hannah Wolkstein, cello). Turina Piano Trio #1, Arensky Piano Trio #1.

Lone Tower (world premiere)

October 21, 2021. 7:30PM Pease Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University, MI.

Chad Hutchinson, conductor, and Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra premieres ET's Lone Tower for string orchestra. Also on the program: Modest Mussorgsky, Augusta Read Thomas, Felix Mendelssohn.

Turina and Arensky trios

Monday September 20, 2021 @3PM. Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI.

ET performs as part of the Avanti Piano Trio (Wes Luke, violin; Hannah Wolkstein, cello). Turina Piano Trio #1, Arensky Piano Trio #1.

Short Recital Series

September 27, 29, October 8, 2021. Mills Hall, Madison, WI

ET introduces and performs music of Chopin, Bach, and Messiaen.

Graduation Celebration Recital

Saturday September 18, 2021 @5–7PM. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI.

ET performs a program of Bach, Tran, and Beethoven for the 2020 Graduation Celebration at the Mead Witter School of Music. ET also accompanies Thomas Huffmaster, tuba.

24 Chopin Etudes in recital

Sunday September 12, 2021 @4PM. Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave, Madison, WI.

ET performs the entire sets of Chopin Etudes Op. 10 and Op. 25. Freewill offering (suggested: $15 general; $5 student).

Chopin, Bach, and Tran-scriptions

Sunday August 29, 2021 @ 4PM. Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 326 S Segoe Rd. Madison, WI

ET presents a recital of Chopin, Tran, and Bach. Freewill offering (suggested: $15 general; $5 student).

Composition Forum Presentation

June 24, 2021.

ET presents a 45-minute lecture on Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues.

Virtual Piano Recital

April 16, 2021. Oakwood Village Auditorium, Madison, WI

ET performs Chopin and Bach transcriptions.

Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

April 8, 2021. Mead Witter School of Music, Madison, WI

ET performs music of Laura Schwendinger as part of the UW School of Music Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

Oakwood Chamber Players Performance

March 21, 2021. Oakwood Village Auditorium, Madison, WI

ET performs as a guest with the Oakwood Chamber Players. Music of Amédée Rasetti, Jean Cras, Thomas Bretón, Valerie Coleman.

Composition Concert

December 11, 2020.

ET premieres new music by the composition studio at UW–Madison in a stitched video of young composers' pieces.

Recording Session

November 5, 2020. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI

ET records Chopin and Scarlatti.

Music in Performance: Live Recording and Interview

October 2, 2020.

ET performs and discusses music of Chopin, Scarlatti, Schubert, and Messiaen for the online course, Music in Performance, using a combination of live-stream camera and Zoom.

Online Lecture-Recital: How to Cheat at Piano

May 1, 2020.

ET gives a lecture-recital on the history, ethics, and application of redistribution at the piano.

Premiere of Lone Tower for String Orchestra (cancelled due to COVID)

April 25, 2020. Madison, WI

University Strings to premiere ET's Lone Tower.

US National Chopin Competition

February 21, 2020. Miami, FL

ET invited as one of 25 competitors in the 2020 US National Chopin Competition.

Chopin Concerto and Recital

February 16, 2020. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI

ET performs Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in f minor with Manni Lin, orchestral condensation; Etudes Op. 10 No. 8 and Op. 25 No. 6, Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1, Scherzo Op. 54.

Chopin Recital

February 14, 2020. Oakwood Village Auditorium, Madison, WI

ET performs Barcarolle Op. 60, Waltz Op. 42, Polonaise Op. 53, Ballade No. 4. Etudes Op. 10 No. 8 and Op. 25 No. 6, Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1, Scherzo Op. 54.

Chopin Recital

February 12, 2020. Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI

ET performs Barcarolle, Waltz Op. 42, Polonaise Op. 53, Ballade No. 4. Etudes Op. 10 No. 8, Op. 25 No. 6; Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1, Scherzo No. 4.

Music in Performance

February 11, 2020. Madison, WI

ET plays Chopin (Barcarolle, Waltz Op. 42, Polonaise Op. 53, Ballade No. 4). Guest presentation for the course: Music in Performance, Section 3.

Music in Performance

February 11, 2020. Madison, WI

ET plays Chopin (Preludes Op. 28). Guest presentation for the course: Music in Performance, Section 2.

Chopin Recital

February 09, 2020. Oakwood Village Auditorium, Madison, WI

ET performs Mazurkas Op. 17 and Preludes Op. 28.

Chopin Recital

February 07, 2020. Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI

ET performs Mazurkas Op. 17 and Preludes Op. 28.

Chopin Concerto #2

February 05, 2020. Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI

ET performs Chopin Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in f minor with Manni Lin, orchestral condensation.

Music in Performance

February 02, 2020. Madison, WI

ET plays Chopin (Preludes Op. 28). Guest presentation for the course: Music in Performance, Section 1.

Music in Performance

January 30, 2020. Madison, WI

ET plays Chopin (Preludes Op. 28). Guest presentation for the course: Music in Performance, Section 3.

Music in Performance

January 26, 2020. Madison, WI

ET plays Chopin (Polonaise Op. 53, Barcarolle Op. 60, Waltz Op. 42, Ballade Op. 52). Guest presentation for the course: Music in Performance, Section 1.

Sunset Music and Arts

January 10, 2020. Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco, CA

ET plays an all-Chopin solo piano recital, having received acceptance at the US National Chopin Competition.

Violin and Piano Recital

January 4, 2020. San Jose, CA

Paula Su, violin. ET, piano. Grieg Violin Sonata #2; Faure Violin Sonata #1.

Ten Memories of 2019:

Final DMA Recital

December 06, 2019. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI

ET performs his "final" solo piano recital at UW–Madison. Music of Rzewski, Brahms, and late works of Chopin.

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Ulssu (Samulnori—Korean Drumming Ensemble)
Workshop and Performance

November 06, 2019. Madison, WI

As part of Ulssu, UW–Madison's Samulnori Ensemble, ET performs on buk. Performing Youngnam and Chungcheong-do.

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Hamel Music Center Opening Concert

October 24, 2019. Hamel Music Center, Madison, WI

ET performs Mary Mixter's Elegy at the opening concert of the Hamel Music Center. Mary Mixter, trombone. ET, piano.

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Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

October 09, 2019. Collins Recital Hall, Madison, WI

ET plays Melinda Wagner's Wing and a Prayer; Alicia Lee, clarinet; Magdalena Sas, cello; Marc Hill, percussion.

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Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Institute

August 18, 2019. Stanford, CA

ET performs at Stanford. Music of Brahms and Rzewski.

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Chautauqua Institute—Happy Dog Duo, guest artists

July 14, 2019. Lenna Hall, Chautauqua, NY. 5PM

Happy Dog Duo featured as guest artists at the Chautauqua Institute.

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PLEYEL DOUBLE PIANO Happy Dog in Iowa

May 03, 2019. Bettendorf, IA

Performing a recital on the historic Pleyel Double Piano.

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ET performs Beethoven and Prokofiev with Emily Allen, cello

April 13, 2019. Morphy Hall, UW-Madison

Beethoven Magic Flute Variations, Cello Sonata #4, and Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Major.  

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Happy Dog in Idaho

January 18, 2019. Caldwell Fine Arts, Idaho

Performing a piano duo concert for Caldwell Fine Arts, including our two-piano arrangement of Poulenc's Double Piano Concerto. We also performed an outreach concert for a local school.

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