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2014 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts
Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts on February 23rd at Taiwan Academy.
Pianists: Steven Lin, Alice Lu
Date: Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30 P.M.
Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017)
Steven Lin's artistry was clear from an early age when he was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at the age of ten to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky. A two-time winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Piano Competition, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at the age of 13. Additional concerto engagements include the New Jersey Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony and Sendai Symphony Orchestra in addition to the Baltimore and New York appearances.
The pianist's broad musical interests allow him to move with ease between concertos, recitals and chamber music, enjoying appearances around the world at important venues including the Louvre and Salle Cortot in France, National Dublin Hall in Ireland, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Sendai Cultural Center in Japan, and Avery Fisher Hall in the United States. Recent recitals debuts include the National Chopin Foundation in Miami and the International Piano Series in Charleston.
Critics of The New York Concert Reviews described the debut of Alice Lu in a Weill Recital Hall of New York Carnegie Hall as "a joyful caprice... and offered the promise of further depth and subtlety".
Among her awards, are Third Prize and the Isabel Scionti Award for Outstanding Piano Solo Performance in the 48th Kingsville International Piano Competition, First Prizes in the Taiwan National Music Competitions as well as the Outstanding Accomplishment Award at the Manhattan International Music Festival. As a chamber musician, she debuts the "Formosa Trio" by Tyzen Hsiao in New York City and performs with the violinist of Vienna Philharmonic, Gunter Seifert and the cellist, Eckart Schwarz-Schulz in Vienna.