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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pianist Fan-Ya Lin @ WSU (Ogden: Sept 29)

Student Donates Steinway

Who: Fan-Ya Lin, pianist, MTNA* Steinway Young Artist
What: Steinway Piano Fund Raiser
Where: Austad Auditorium
When: Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 7:30 pm

The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and the Office of the Provost presents pianist Fan-Ya Lin, the 2010 national winner of the MTNA* Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition, in a benefit concert Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm in the Austad Auditorium, to support Weber State University’s designation as an All-Steinway School. Proceeds from the event will help to fund the purchase of a Steinway grand piano. Tickets are $20 for the concert only or $100 for Preferred Seating & Dessert Reception with Fan-Ya Lin. Suggested dress for the occasion: anything black & white!

Pianist and WSU student Fan-Ya Lin wants to give WSU a Steinway grand piano. Lin, a student of Yu-Jane Yang, won the top honor at the *Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition, which took place Monday, March 22, 2010, during the 2010 MTNA National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the national competition winner, Lin received an upright Steinway grand piano provided by Steinway & Sons. She has decided to donate her prize to Weber State University. However, she would like to raise the additional funds it will take to upgrade the upright to a full grand piano. This concert will be her first step in accomplishing her goal.

Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1989, and began her piano study at age four. With a great love and passion for music it is Fan-Ya’s ultimate goal to become a concert pianist. She is currently an Edna Ione Hall Scholarship student at Weber State University.

Fan-Ya has been selected as a top prizewinner of numerous piano competitions, including first place winner of the 2007 National Chamber Music Competition, third place winner of the 2009 Aurora Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, first place winner of the 2009 UMTA Concerto Competition, third place winner of the 2009 Beethoven Club International Piano Competition, first place winner of the 2009 Snowy Range Piano Competition, and first place winner of the 2009 Music Teacher’s National Association Utah State Competition

In 2007 Fan-Ya was selected by The 3rd Treasury of Young Musicians Project as one of the “rising stars” and one of the most promising young pianists in Taiwan. With this honor, Fan-Ya had the privilege of receiving rigorous training sponsored by the Taiwan Government to prepare for a professional career in music, as well as representing Taiwan in International Piano Competitions.

Tickets can be purchased online at weberstatetickets.com ; at the Dee Events Center ticket office; or the Shepherd Union Building Information Desk. Tickets are also available from the Browning Center box office one hour prior to the performance.

For more information about Fan-Ya Lin and the MTNA competition, contact Dr. Yu-Jane Yang, yyang@weber.edu
For more information about the “Preferred Seating and Reception,” contact Carol Biddle, cbiddle@weber.edu.
For more information about the designation, "All-Steinway School,” contact Carol Biddle, cbiddle@weber.edu.

photo available on request

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