Hastings International Piano presents a series of online short concerts. In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this series to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.
The concerts are free to view, but viewers will be able to make a voluntary donation to the Hastings International Piano Engagement Fund, or choose to join as a friend. The twelfth in our series is 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Fanya Lin on Friday, June 5 at 7pm
R. Schumann – Fantasie Op. 17
L. Liebermann – Gargoyles Op. 29
Described as a “striking interpreter” who gives a “committed and heartfelt performance” by Musical America and The New York Times, pianist Fanya Lin has captivated audiences worldwide with her charismatic and gripping performances.
Her orchestral appearances include the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Savannah Philharmonic, the Grand Junction Symphony, and the Aurora Symphony.
Fanya’s performance of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was depicted as “mesmerising performance, it appeared as though a tornado had touched down through her body and lifted her, feathers fluttering, from the piano stool as she weighed into the keys” by Hastings Online Times and Festival Flyer.
“Creating innovative concert programs”
An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, the Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist series, and the Eslite Emerging Artist series.
Moreover, in part of group efforts, Fanya has encouraged and assisted younger generations of music students to continue their education and pursue their dreams, through fundraising events such as the Saint Island fundraising concert, the Dream 125 fundraising concert, and Mary Foulgers school of music. Fanya also dedicates herself to new music by performing with contemporary music organisations such as Focus and Axiom.
As a chamber musician, Fanya has collaborated with world-class musicians including Noah Bendix-Balgley (concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic), Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinetist of the Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society), and Ta’u Pupu’a (tenor in major opera productions including the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera). Fanya’s festival concerts and masterclass series include Aspen, Music@Menlo, the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, the Minnesota International Piano Camp, and the Savannah Arts Academy.
A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Fanya is a top prizewinner of the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, the Concours International de Piano France-Amériques, the New York International Piano Competition, and the Seattle International Piano Competition.
Fanya earned her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of distinguished McKnight Professor Lydia Artymiw, her master’s degree at The Juilliard School with Professor Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal and her bachelor’s degree at the Weber State University with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang.
In Autumn 2019, Dr. Fanya Lin joined the faculty at University of Arizona in Tucson as an assistant professor of music in piano.
Image Credits: HIPCC .