Pianist Steven Lin – focus on essential music making

What does it take these days for a young pianist to survive in a talent market saturated with more and more prolific contenders? Given the unusually high-ranking technical, as well as musical eloquence young artists are achieving through training at top educational breeding hothouses, a good portion of talent and practice alone – as important as may be, will hardly suffice. And yet, while it seems harder than ever to distinguish the rays of true talent shining through a thick crust...
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Pianist Soyeon Lee’s Fresh Attitude Onstage And Off

 “There is nothing wrong with a bit of glamour and elegance when it comes to the performing arts,” says Korean-born pianist Soyeon Lee. It seems that she believes there’s nothing wrong with a bit of controversy, either, especially when the importance of the issue at hand warrants the extra attention. Concertgoers will remember her 2008 performance at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall when her gown made of 6000 discarded juice containers made headlines. Using the...
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