We are pleased to share the following article by WRTI’s Kevin Gordon, host of these outstanding performances:
Steinway Artist Ching-Yun Hu Plays Rachmaninoff LIVE from WRTI 90.1: March 1 at 12:10 PM
Our celebration of the 165th anniversary of Steinway & Sons pianos continues on Thursday, March 1 at 12:10 pm with a performance by Ching-Yun Hu. WRTI’s Kevin Gordon is host.
Ching-Yun will play three works by Rachmaninoff: “Lilacs,” “Vocalise,” Etudes-Tableaux Opus 39, Numbers 8 and 9, as well as the Gershwin/Wild work “Embraceable You.”
A familiar name in Philadelphia musical circles, Ching-Yun Hu founded the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy five years ago, 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 Hu 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 at the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio.
*Special thanks to Jacobs Music for making our “WRTI 90.1 Celebrates Steinway” series possible.