92Y and SubCulture present
Jenny Lin, piano;TUE;2/25/2014;7:30 PM EST
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This performance includes selections from the new CD from Steinway & Sons, 'Jenny Lin - Stravinsky', available on Feb 25. The artist will sign CDs after the performance.
Jenny Lin is admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her orchestral engagements have taken her around the world appearing with the American Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Gijón in Spain; SWR Rundfunkorchester in Germany; Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI in Italy, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. In New York she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Miller Theatre, MoMA and Le Poisson Rouge. Her festival appearances have taken her to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, the Spoleto and Portland international piano festivals, the Chopin Festival in Austria, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Husum Piano Rarities Festival in Germany and the Shanghai New Music Festival in China.
Ms. Lin’s extensive discography includes more than 20 critically acclaimed recordings on Hänssler Classic, Steinway & Sons, eOne Records, BIS Records, and Sunrise Records. Her disc of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, was voted Best of 2009 by The Washington Post. Other highly-praised releases include Federico Mompou’s Musica Callada; The 11th Finger, a disc of recent piano works by Ligeti, Tenney, Vivier and others; and the world premiere recording of Drama by Valentin Silvestrov. Her most recent recording is Get Happy, an album of Broadway song arrangements by pianists including Stephen Hough, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Christopher O’Riley. A new CD of piano solo works by Stravinsky is scheduled to be released this coming season.
Ms. Lin is the central figure in Cooking for Jenny by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain to meet composer Javier López de Guereña for the preparation of the world premiere of his piano concerto Zahara. She is also one of the featured artists on Speaking for Myself, a film by Bert Shapiro about Manhattan, as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y. Her website is jennylin.net.