Our celebration of the 165th anniversary of Steinway & Sons pianos continues on Thursday, March 1 at 12:10 pm when Ching-Yun Hu plays four works by Sergei Rachmaninoff LIVE from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI’s Kevin Gordon is host.
Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2, first movement
Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Opus 39, Nos. 8 and 9
A familiar name in Philadelphia musical circles, Ching-Yun Hu founded the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy five years ago; it's a piano festival that takes place at the Curtis Institute of Music every summer. She serves on the piano faculty of the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.
She's also visiting professor at the Shenzhen Arts School and an honorary artist of the Henan Cultural Center in China, and founded the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival in Taipei in 2012.
Ching-Yun made her debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999 and has appeared at concert halls across the globe, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Aspen Music Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Salle Cortot in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as in Munich, Budapest, Poland, Israel, Taiwan and Japan.
Just last week, Ching-Yun recorded a new Rachmaninoff album in the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio.
*Special thanks to Jacobs Music for making our "WRTI 90.1 Celebrates Steinway" series possible.