Updated October 18, 2016
Pianist and Eastman School of Music student Lo-An Lin will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 13, as part of the Eastman Presents in New York City series sponsored by the George D. and Freida B. Abraham Foundation.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Lin has been hailed as “a pianist with brilliance and thoughtfulness” (San Antonio Express). She has won prizes in many competitions such as the San Antonio International Piano Competition, the MTNA Piano Competition, and the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Australia. Other highlights of her solo performance career include concerts and recitals at the National Recital Hall and Concert Hall in Taipei, Steinway Hall in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She also has performed internationally as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Evergreen Symphony in Taipei, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Queensland Orchestra in Australia.
Lin’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall features Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, K. 247 and Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 135; Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19, Sonata-Fantasy; and Hindemith’s Piano Suite 1922, Op. 26.
As the recipient of the Eastman School of Music’s Lowry Award, Lin will be performing in memory of former Eastman School of Music Dean Douglas Lowry. Dean Lowry became the sixth head of the Eastman School in 2007 and was named the first Joan and Martin Messinger Dean in 2011. A composer, conductor, and academic leader, he resigned in 2013 for health reasons and passed away the same year. Prior to his coming to Eastman, he served as Dean at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and as Associate Dean of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The award bearing his name is presented each academic year to a graduate student majoring in piano, voice, or string instrument to recognize outstanding levels of performance and creativity and provide the recipient the opportunity to present a recital in a prestigious New York City concert hall.
Lin is currently a candidate for the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in the studio of Nelita True.
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