Tina Chong, Rising Star

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Hailed as a “paradigm of lyricism” by the Charleston Gazette, pianist Tina Chong has established herself as an up and coming young artist in North America. After her orchestral debut at the age of nine, Tina has appeared as a guest soloist numerous times with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, including the Calgary Philharmonic, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Tina’s recital career has brought her to such venues as the Sala Chopin in Mexico City, the Sheldon Center in St. Louis, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the National Arts Centre and Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She’s been recently featured in the Harbor Music Festival, Lachine Festival, Young Musicians Forum, and the WFMT Series of Chicago. Her performances have been described as “…mature and yet fresh, imbued with tradition and yet inhabited by individuality, the marks of an artist.” (Peter Jacobi, The Herald Times)

Tina captured the “Best Canadian Prize” at the 2011 Montreal International Musical Competition. Winner of an impressive number of awards, she is the grand prizewinner of the 2010 CMC International Stepping Stone Competition in Canada and second prizewinner of the 2009 Jacques Klein Piano Competition in Brazil. Other top placements include the Aspen Music Festival concerto competition and the Seneca Chamber Orchestra Competition.

A native of Banff, Canada, Tina began her musical studies at the age of three. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied under the guidance of Angela Cheng. Tina is now pursuing an Artist Diploma and Doctorate of Music degrees at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as a student of Arnaldo Cohen. She is a recipient of the Indiana University Chancellor’s Fellowship and is currently being supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. 


 

Program

 

Clara Schumann:

Nocturne Op. 6, No. 2 from Soirees Musicales

Sarah Zipperer Gaskins: 

Nocturne for the Yearning - WORLD PREMIERE!

Maurice Ravel:

Scarbo (from Gaspard de la nuit)

Sergei Prokofiev:

Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82