GetClassical In School presents: Pianist Ching-Yun Hu in concert and interview at the German Consulate General in NYC
Concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu performs at the German Consulate General
November 19th., 2019, at 6.30 PM
When: Tuesday November 19th, 2019 at 6.30 PM(concert starts at 7PM)
Where: German Consulate General of New York City tickets available from September 1st.
871 United Nations Plaza (1st.Avenue at 49th.street)
The German Consulate General of New York supports the mission embraced by GetClassical In School: Inspired by the German based Rhapsody in School initiative, GetClassical In School brings charismatic performing artists to New York classrooms. Sparking the imagination and priming young students’ ears to classical music – through an utmost personal encounter – the class is then invited to attend a concert performance by the artist.
Founded by music journalist and concert curator Ilona Oltuski, GetClassical In School brings the successful concept to New York City, and beyond. This event offers a platform to kick off GetClassical In School efforts in support of classical music appreciation, connecting participating artists and educators.
GetClassical proudly presents the gifted pianist, 2008 Rubinstein competition winner and PYPA Festival founder/artistic director Ching-Yun Hu in concert (7pm-8pm). Featured onstage interview (8pm) with Jonathan Eifert, PR., introducing the artist and her participation with GetClassical In School, followed by a reception (until 9 pm).
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“During my several years of participating with Rhapsody in School in Germany, I had the most meaningful encounters with young students, who were curious to learn – and hear – about my art. It’s not that young people are disinterested in classical music, it’s that someone has to inspire that initial spark, and that’s what these encounters are geared to do. Like many other musicians, I am committed to our positive role in society and believe that our engagement should not be limited to the concert performances alone but stimulate interest wherever possible. Of course, we musicians are busy all the time, but it’s so important and satisfying to reach out to the next generation – and often the kids I visited in the morning where present at the evening’s concert. Congratulations Ilona, for initiating an artist network to visit schools in New York now, with GetClassical In School. Sign me up please!”
Declared a “first-class talent” and praised for her “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the distinguished Taiwanese-American pianist CHING-YUN HU is recognized and acclaimed worldwide for her dazzling technique, deeply probing musicality, and directly communicative performance style.
Ching-Yun Hu’s 2018–2019 season highlights include performances in Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Beijing and Bogotá. She gave the Asia premiere of Red Cliff, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Yiu-kwong Chung and the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, following the concerto’s world premiere with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Dirk Brosse. She is heard in return engagements with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor. She returns to Colombia for a residence at the Festival Internacional de Piano en Ibaque. She also embarks on an eight-city tour of China–“Ching-Yun Hu’s Silk Road Project”. Ching-Yun Hu released her latest solo album, “Ching-Yun Hu: Rachmaninoff”, in Spring of 2018. A collaboration with Philadelphia’s WRTI radio, her album received critical acclaims. The Pianist Magazine gave it “5 stars” and proclaimed it “essential listening for Rachmaninoff admirers.”