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.
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.
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
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!"
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
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yu-Jane Yang: email@example.com