The Greater Princeton Steinway Society will present pianist Jenny Lin in concert on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike (U.S. Route 1), Lawrenceville. NJ. A reception with refreshments and conversation with the performer will follow the performance.
Ms. Lin’s program will feature works by Liszt, Kapustin, and Philip Glass.
Lin has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers…spectacular technique…,” “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…,” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist.”
Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NPR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, SF Jazz, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany.
Since 2000, Jenny’s discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in Cooking for Jenny by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and “Speaking for Myself”, a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.
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.
Highlights of her 2018-19 season included performances throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America; her continuing “Melody’s Mostly Musical Day” children’s concerts; the release of the complete Nocturnes of Chopin, piano music of Artur Schnabel, and the complete Piano Etudes of Philip Glass. Since 2014, she has joined Mr. Glass in his ongoing world tour of his Etudes. Jenny is a Steinway Artist.
Admission to the musicale is $20 for individual nonmembers and $10 for full-time student nonmembers. The box office opens at Jacobs Music 30 minutes before each musicale. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to ensure a seat.
The Greater Princeton Steinway Society’s 30th Anniversary Season
Founded in 1989, The Greater Princeton Steinway Society is dedicated to developing the talent of young piano students. The Society presents five to six prominent pianists in concert each year, bringing affordable world-class events to our local community. Proceeds from the concerts support the Society’s annual scholarship program.
Interested supporters are invited to become a member of our Society. Individual Membership is $50; Family Membership is $85. Memberships include free admission to all five musicales plus the musicale featuring the scholarship winners in April.