Steven Lin, an uprising pianist from Taiwan will play a recital in the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. The program will include Frédéric Chopin’s Four Impromptus, Waltz in A-Flat Major, Grande Valse Brillante and Scherzo No. 3, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Overture in the French Style and Franz Liszt’s Réminiscenes de Don Juan. Tickets are $20. College of Charleston students and those under 18 years old are admitted free of charge. Credit card reservations and more information are available by calling (843) 953-6575, or by visiting www.internationalpianoseries.org.
Steven was a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at 14. Since then, he has performed at Dublin National Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the Salle Cortot and the Louvre Auditorium in Paris. He has been soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic in Japan among others. He has studied at the Juilliard School Prepatory and College divisions with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, and Matti Raekallio. There, he received a full scholarship and won the Concerto Competition. In 2012 he won the Third Prize and Best Performance Awards of Baroque and Contemporary works at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, was a semifinalist at the Leeds International Competition and won Third Prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition. Enrique Graf, the series’ Founder and Artistic Director, was a juror at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition when he first heard Mr. Lin perform. Graf says, “This is one of the most exciting and unique young musical personalities I have heard in a while, and the program has a wonderful mix of old time favorites and plenty of fireworks.”