Tony Chen Lin - 24th September 2019
Tony Chen Lin, Solo Piano
Gao Ping, New Commission; Mozart, Fantasy and Sonata in C Minor, K.475/457; Janáček, Piano Sonata 1.X. 1905 "From the Street; Clara Schumann, Nocturne op. 6, no. 2; Robert Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, op.17
Born in China, New Zealand pianist Tony Chen Lin's first encounter with music came at the age of 12 with keyboard lessons before advancing to piano the following year. He made his concerto debut at 14 after winning the Christchurch Junio Concerto Competition. Since then he has won the 40th New Zealand National Concerto Competition in 2007, 2nd prize and the Best Classical Sonata Performance Award at the 2008 Kerikeri International Piano Competition, 2nd at the 2011 Lepthien Piano Competition in Germany, is a multiple reecipient of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award, and has received support from the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust, the Anne Reid Memorial Trust, Kiwi Music and Keith Laugesen scholarships.
Venue & Date
Novotel Matariki Room, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand