Friday, June 4, 2010

Fan-Ya Lin

Fan-Ya, age 20, is from Ogden, Utah. Her Solo Recital will take place at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 5:

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne no. 14 in F-sharp minor, Opus 48, no. 2.

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Étude no. 18 in G-sharp minor, Opus 25, no. 6

LOWELL LIEBERMANN Gargoyles, Opus 29
I. Presto
II. Adagio semplice, ma con molto rubato
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Presto feroce

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Toccata no. 6 in C minor, BWV 911


She will perform her Duo, Concerto, and Recital program at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, June 7:

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Opus 52

JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in A major, Opus 100
I. Allegro amabile

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Concerto no. 23 in A major, Köchel 488
I. Allegro



Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Fan-Ya Lin began piano study at age four. With great love and passion for music, it is her ultimate goal to become a concert pianist. It is Fan-Ya’s dream to be a pianist who performs around the world, who brings the most uplifting experience to the audience, who shares the pure beauty of great composers' masterworks, and who inspires the listeners beyond the technique and artistry of piano playing.

Through the years, she has won many competitions. The most significant was last March when she placed first in the 2010 Music Teachers National Association Steinway Young Artist National Piano Competition. Winning this award began the prior fall with state rounds. Shet won first place in the 2009 Utah Music Teacher National Association Young Artist Competition, then the South West Division. All competitions were in the senior division and included upper level college and graduate students.

In 2009, Fan-Ya also received other awards that include third place in the Aurora Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, first place in the Utah Music Teacher Association Concerto Competition, third place in the Beethoven Club International Piano Competition, and first place in the Snowy Range Piano Competition,

Among the many music festivals Fan-Ya have attended are the Bowdoin Music Festival, Paris International Summer Session, Aspen Music Festival and Music@Menlo. She has played in the piano master classes given by renowned pianists and master teachers such as Ivo Pogorelich, Boris Berman, Nelita True, Dr. Boris Slutsky, Wu Han, Orli Shaham, Jeffrey Kahane, Gilbert Kalish, Lydia Artymiw, and Menahem Pressler.

In 2008, Fan-Ya was accepted into several prestigious music schools in Taiwan and in the United States. She chose to attend Weber State University, where she is the recipient of the Edna Ione Hall Scholarship, to study with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang.

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