Change of location: please note this concert is at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
Taiwanese American pianist Steven Lin is an immediately engaging and imaginative young artist, applauded by the New York Times for playing music that is "...immaculately voiced and enhanced by admirable subtleties of shading and dynamics," and his growing list of awards features the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His dynamic playing at the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition was recognized when he was awarded the Silver Medal as well as numerous performance prize engagements.
Steven Lin's artistry was clear from an early age when he was accepted by The Julliard School on a full scholarship to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky at the age of 10, which in turn led to his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall when he was only 13. His schedule in recent years has included recitals and concerto appearances throughout the world. He was appeared on numerous radio broadcasts and is featured prominently in the Cliburn Competition documentary film, Virtuosity, which premiered on PBS in 2015.
When not making music, Steven describes himself as an 'NBA basketball fanatic.' Despite living most of his life on the east coast, he is a passionate L.A. Lakers fan.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14
Oh, Lady Be Good
Strike Up the Band
Do it Again
I Got Rhythm
The Man I Love
ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Theme - Andante
Etude I (Variation 1) - Un poco più vivo
Etude II (Variation 2) - Espressivo
Etude III - Vivace
Etude IV (Variation 3) - Allegro marcato
Etude V (Variation 4) - Scherzando
Etude VI (Variation 5) - Agitato
Etude VII (Variation 6) - Allegro molto
Etude VIII (Variation 7) - Sempre marcatissimo
Etude IX - Presto possibile
Etude X (Variation 8) - Allegro con energia
Etude XI (Variation 9) - Andante espressivo
Etude XII (Finale) - Allegro brillant
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto (attacca)
Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo
FRANZ LISZT Réminiscences de Don Juan (S. 418
Program subject to change