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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NEWS: Piano Student Success

Piano Student Success

Who: Yu-Jane Yang, piano
What: Piano Student Success!
When: 31 March 2013
Where: Salt Lake City

WSU Department of Performing Arts piano students Fan-Ya Lin and Zoe Lu have received recognition and acceptance in the national music community. Fan-Ya performed at Carnegie Hall  March, 31. As Yang reported, "She was also 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. 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. He told Fan-Ya that she totally captured the attention of the audience, and that she would have the most promising future as a concert artist! They also would like to contact her for possible future performing opportunities."
In addition, Fan-Ya has received the notification that she got into Juilliard - again - for the Master´s program! She was originally accept at Juilliard for her undergraduate studies but chose to attend WSU to study with Yang. 
Her mentor says, "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! 
"Also, another of my piano student Zoe Lu is admitted into the Manhattan School of Music (the other renowned music school in New York) for their Master´s program in piano! This is Zoe´s first choice of school in her graduate school auditions! I am thrilled that both of them did so well at their auditions! I am so proud of them for putting WSU´s piano program so prominently on the music map, and make us now comparable to all the best music programs nationally and internationally!!" 
For more information contact Yu-Jane Yang: yyang@weber.edu

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