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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fan- Ya Lin Solo Piano Recital @ WSU Performing Arts (Ogden: April 27)

A Parting Gift

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Fan-Ya Lin Solo Recital
When: Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Where: Allred, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents an Solo Piano Recital by Fan-Ya Lin, Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.  This is a free performance. Children 8 years and older are welcome.
The program includes Chopin selected etudes from Op. 25, Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 35, Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 1st movement, and Prokofiev Toccata Op. 11. And there might be some surprise encores.
Fan-Ya performed at Carnegie Hall  March, 31. She was awarded the special "Best Performance at the Winners Concert" grand prize by the president of the American Protege International Piano and Strings competition after the concert. Her mentor, WSU faculty member Yu-Jane Yang said, "They selected only one person for the grand prize from all the strings and piano winners from various age categories who performed that evening at the winners concert. Fan-Ya totally captured the attention of the audience and has a promising future as a concert artist! Carnegie Hall expressed interest in future performing opportunities by Lin. I am so proud of her for putting WSU´s piano program so prominently on the music map, and making us now comparable to all the best music programs nationally and internationally!"
Lin has also been accepted into Juilliard (again) for the Master´s program. She was originally accepted at Juilliard for her undergraduate studies but she chose to attend WSU to study with noted piano pedagogist, Yu-Jane Yang. During her studies at WSU, she won a grand piano at a prestigious piano competition, which she donated to the Department of Performing Arts. She and other students are also credited with impressing Sid Foulger to the point that he made a major donation to the Department of Performing Arts. After five years of study at WSU, Fan-Ya is now ready and excited to go to New York for the next stage of her music journey!
Lin says, "I couldn´t find a better way to end my 5 years of college life on a concert. I want to have the concert right after the graduation partially because lots of people will still be around, including Mr. Foulger, who was unable to attend my January recital. And I also want to play this concert for my parents*, who will be here for the commencement, for them to see my growth and the support I have from Weber State, and the community here in Ogden. (* Jean and Jason Lin of Taipei City, Republic of China.)
"Most of the repertoire that I will be playing are brand-new. I want to learn more Chopin repertoire because I want to participate in Chopin International Piano Competition in 2015. So I picked some etudes that I really like. I also want to explore the Russian repertoire, that´s why I will play Scriabin and Prokofiev."

For more information contact
Fan-Ya Lin fanyalin@mail.weber.edu
Yu-Jane Yang: yyang@weber.edu

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