Bion Tsang Appointed as Fellow to Newly Created Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello

The Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Associate Professor of Cello, Bion Tsang, as Fellow to the Long Chair in Cello.

Austin-based arts and culture philanthropists Joe and Terry Long created the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello in the Butler School of Music to support excellence in the cello faculty. In addition to the Long’s $1 million gift, another Austin-based philanthropic couple, Andrew and Mary Ann Heller, led a campaign to create a $.5 million endowment for the Friends of Cello Scholarship that will be used for scholarships, fellowships, recruitment and the enrichment of the school’s cello studio instruction. In under a year’s time, over twenty donors contributed to make this happen.

“These endowments will serve to strengthen Professor Tsang’s studio and our String program by supporting his teaching and the superb students he’s attracting from all over the world—which will in turn enrich the cultural life of Austin and Texas,” said Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts.

“The extraordinary gift of the Long Chair in Cello Performance, as well as the Friends of Cello Scholarship, are a reflection on Bion Tsang’s popularity and enthusiastic support in Austin,” said Dempster. “Anyone who has heard his performances understands why he is a favorite of Austin audiences and audiences across the U.S.”

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