The Taipei Cultural Center and the Taiwan Academy of New York will be hosting a classical music concert on Nov. 10 featuring upcoming young Taiwanese pianist Lin Lo-an and cellist Ou-yang Nana, as well as accompanying Taiwanese-American pianist Daniel Hsu.
Lin (林洛安) is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a beneficiary of the Janet Rose Piano Scholarship, she has appeared in renowned recitals such as the Seoul National Arts Center in Korea, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was also featured as a solo performer at the Kawai Keyboard Series at Australia's Queensland Conservatorium in 2008, and San Francisco's Chopin Society Annual Birthday Concert in 2013. She is currently enrolled at the Yale School of Music as the recipient of the George W. Miles Scholarship.
Born in 2000, Ou-yang (歐陽娜娜) currently holds the title for being the youngest cellist to ever give a solo recital at Taipei's National Concert Hall. She began musical training at the age of six, and has since captured many awards in both cello and string quartet categories. Other notable achievements include giving a charity concert on her 10th birthday, and being invited to attend the U.S. National Cello Institute Summer Festival in 2011. She is currently attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Hailed as a boy prodigy, Hsu (徐翔) is known for winning the San Francisco Chopin Competition at the age of 8, becoming the youngest contestant ever to be crowned champion. He went on to excel in international competitions, including the top honors in the International Russian Piano Competition, the Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition, the Menuhin-Dowling Young Artist Competition and the CAPMT Bartok and Contemporary Music Competition. Now 16, he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.
To help showcase the three artists, who are jointly touted as part of Taiwan's rising young classical stars movement, the Taiwan Academy in New York will play host to an admission-free concert at 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 at 2:30 PM on Nov. 10.