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Young Artists Concert Series

Sponsored with the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation, this series presents the prize winners of the biennial New York International Piano Competition.

Admission to each concert is free and open to the public. Enter at the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House (One East 65th Street). Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at 3 PM in Greenwald Hall.

OCTOBER 19, 2014

SAHUN HONG (born in 1994 in Seoul, Korea) is a prizewinner of the Sixth New York International Piano Competition (2012). At the age of 16, he graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, studying with John Owings. He also has studied with Martin Canin and Yoheved Kaplinsky of the Juilliard School. Currently, Sahun is a student of Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. A Young Steinway Artist since 2010, he has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras in New York, Texas and Wisconsin.
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DECEMBER 14, 2014

DANIEL KIM was awarded Second Prize at the Seventh New York International Piano Competition (2014). He also received the prize for Best Performance of the Required Contemporary Work by Gabriela Lena Frank. Described as a musician with “startling technique” and “a mature sense of interpretation” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Daniel was the First Prize Winner of the 2013 Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
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JANUARY 18, 2015

FANYA LIN is a prize winner of the Fifth New York International Piano Competition (2010). Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she began formal piano study at the age of 4. In 2008, she enrolled at Weber State University in Utah to study with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang and was the recipient of the Edna Ione Hall Scholarship, 2012-2013 Presser Foundation Scholarship Award and 2013 AHA Friend of College Award. In the summer of 2010, Fanya studied at Indiana University with Menahem Pressler as a visiting student. She currently is enrolled in the master’s program at the Juilliard School, studying with Jerome Lowenthal and Choong Mo Kang.
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MARCH 15, 2015

YEN YU (“JENNY”) CHEN was awarded Second Prize at the Fifth New York International Piano Competition (2010). Born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1994, Jenny began piano studies at the age of 6. Exhibiting an exceptional musical talent, she traveled to Austria where she studied and performed in Graz. At the age of 10, she was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a student of Eleanor Sokoloff. In 2012, Curtis recognized Jenny for giving one of the most outstanding student performances of the year, one of the school’s highest artistic honors. She currently is pursuing her master’s degree at Yale, where she studies with Robert Blocker.
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