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Expressing Mongolian Identity through Piano Performance (Lecture-Concert) – Presenting works by Sharav Byambasuren

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Shuree Enkhbold is a Mongolian-American pianist. She completed a doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of Arizona, a minor in Entrepreneurship at the Eller School of Management. Through her work, she hopes to shape the world of classical music as an artist and cultural entrepreneur. As a naturalized immigrant, she is also interested in bringing the beauty of Mongolian culture to a wider and international audience. Dr. Enkhbold was a recipient of the Field Research Fellowship to work on her dissertation which was sponsored by the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), and the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Enkhbold completed her undergraduate degree summa cum laude at age 19, received her Master of Music with distinction from DePaul University, and completed a Professional Performance Certificate at Lynn Conservatory of Music. Through a variety of professional and creative endeavors, Dr. Enkhbold has expanded her horizons and redefined what it means to be a modern classical pianist. Dr. Enkhbold was featured in a documentary film titled 147 Pianos, which premiered at the International Film Festivals where she appeared as a guest performer. She also produced a music video playing Ravel on a South Florida beach. As a consummate classical pianist, she won concerto competitions in 2014 and 2016 and performed with the Philharmonic Orchestras. She gave her debut performance at Carnegie Hall in 2016.

For more information visit: https://www.shureepiano.com/

Tumnii Ekh (Myriad’s Leader)

Characteristics of urtiin duu (long song)

Morin khuur accompaniment B. Tatlaga genre
Folk tales: Animal story

Urtiin duu notation

Other folk elements in the piano arrangements

Pentatonic scales
Morin khuur timbre
Rhythmic element: Bii biyelgee dance


Uglee Shaazgai (Chatty Magpie)

Virtuosic techniques and Western music influences

Folk Music Pathways

Torguud Nutag (The Land of Torgut)

Gaatai Chikher (Mint Candy)

Khartai Sarlag (Fearful Yak)


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