Guest flutist Ying Akkos will present recital at TTU on April 1

Guest artist Ying Akkos, a freelance teacher and performer in the Los Angeles area, will present a flute recital at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

A Center Stage event, the show is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, April 2, she will lead a series of master classes for regional high school and college musicians.

Akkos is from Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, and is the daughter of Ming Li, former principal flutist of the Shanghai Symphony.

She attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and won the China National Flute Competition (high school division) in 1985. After graduating from the Shanghai Conservatory, she was named principal flutist with the Shanghai Festival Orchestra.

Akkos came to the United States in 1990 and earned a music performance degree from TTU. While a student here, she won several awards, including the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition.

For more information about the show or the master classes, call TTU flute professor Roger Martin at 931/372-6083.