Compositions for Shakuhachi and Soprano | World Premiere
From Donna Pinnick
The recital features a world premiere by HCC Composer Stephen Yip and a Houston premiere by Shakuhachi Master Shawn Renzoh Head. Dr. Yip's composition was written expressly for Frances Fenton and Shawn Renzoh Head. Shakuhachi Master Shawn Renzoh Head became the youngest Shihan (Master) in history and is dedicated to promoting coherence and possibilities between Eastern and Western music. He was awarded the honor of being an OSS Tai Shogun in 2019. Frances Fenton, HCC Voice Faculty, has premiered many compositions in the U.S. and Europe and is the singer of choice for several composers.