Pianist Xiayin Wang to give NYC recital on July 29th at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival

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Pianist Xiayin Wang to give NYC recital on July 29th at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Performance will include the World Premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Bagatelles, as well as works by Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel

Pianist Xiayin Wang, hailed by The New York Times for her “estimable grasp of pianistic color” as well as her “go-for-broke bravado,” will give a recital on July 29th with the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse in New York City. The performance will feature the World Premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Bagatelles, the latest in a series of collaborations between the two, as well as Beethoven’s Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 “Hunt,” Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op.12 and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

A passionate proponent of contemporary composers, Xiayin’s World Premiere of Bagatelles will continue a longstanding musical relationship with award winning composer Richard Danielpour, beginning with a 2009 recording of his Preludes, Books 1&2 “The Enchanted Garden,” followed by a 2014 World Premiere performance of his five-part suite The Celestial Circus. The Bagatelles draw their inspiration from memories of Danielpour’s childhood and early memories, an especially poignant theme for Xiayin as she recently had her first child.

Xiayin has also released numerous acclaimed, bestselling recordings on the Chandos label, and this fall will bring an album of Ginastera piano concertos in celebration of the composer’s centennial year.

Watch Xiayin’s entire 2015 IKIF Performance: Click Here
Concert Details

Pianist Xiayin Wang in recital
Friday, July 29 at 8:00pm
Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College (695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065)

  • Beethoven: Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 “Hunt”
  • Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.12
  • Richard Danielpour: Bagatelles (World Premiere)
  • Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Tickets are $20, and can be purchased through The Kaye Playhouse Box Office in person, by phone at 212-772-4448, or online  www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse

For a full schedule of IKIF events, please visit: www.ikif.org.

Praise for Xiayin
“Now along comes Xiayin Wang, who may look fragrantly feminine but is a steely-fingered virtuoso of the old school”
-The Daily Mail

“An energetic young pianist with several fine recordings to her credit… she plays with a vitality and fluidity”
– The New York Times

“She can be at one moment sensual and the next rhythmically driving…with such assuredness, such delicacy, that one forgets the difficulties inherent in the performance, and is left breathless in musical awe”
– Musical America

About Xiayin Wang

Xiayin Wang completed studies at the Shanghai Conservatory and garnered an enviable record of first prize awards and special honors for her performances throughout China, most notably in the Fu Zhou National Piano Competition, Hang Zhou Instrumental Competition, Zhe Jiang Competition and the National Piano Competition in Beijing. She was heard with some of China’s leading orchestras, including the Beijing Opera House Symphony and the Zhe Jiang Symphony, and in many of the country’s most prestigious concert halls.

In addition to her performances in China, Ms. Wang has been heard in Europe with the Tenerife Symphony of Spain. Ms. Wang, who began piano studies at the age of five, subsequently came to New York in 1997 and, in 2000, was awarded the “Certificate of Achievement” by the Associated Music Teacher League of New York, winning an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. She also pursued studies at the Manhattan School of Music and won the school’s Eisenberg Concerto Competition in 2002, as well as the Roy M. Rubinstein Award.

Xiayin Wang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.

For more information please visit www.xiayinwangpiano.com

About Richard Danielpour

Award winning composer Richard Danielpour has established himself as one of the most gifted and sought-after composers of his generation. His music has attracted an international and illustrious array of champions, and, as a devoted mentor and educator, he has also had a significant impact on the younger generation of composers. His list of commissions include some of the most celebrated artists of our day including Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, Gary Graffman, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the New York City and Pacific Northwest Ballets, and institutions such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Stuttgart Radio, and Vienna Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre National de France, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and many more. With Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Danielpour created Margaret Garner, his first opera, which premiered in 2005 and had a second production with New York City Opera. He has received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Charles Ives Fellowship, a Guggenheim Award, Bearns Prize from Columbia University, and grants and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Copland House, and the American Academies in Berlin and Rome. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute.

 

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