Concert piano virtuoso Jung Lin performs Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2." This excerpt is taken from a program entitled "The Piano in World Civilization," featuring commentary by piano expert David Dubal.
"The Piano in World Civilization" with David Dubal and Jung Lin in discussion and performance at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
In this, its third year, Aspen Ideas Festival once again gathers scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators, activists, and other great thinkers around some of the most important and fascinating ideas of our time. As these thinkers present their provocative ideas, they engage a sophisticated and highly motivated audience.
Jung Lin is a classical pianist who has been acclaimed for her poetic and virtuosic performances. A native of Taiwan, she conducted her own orchestral works at age 12 and has won numerous competitions. At 16, her symphonic poem, The Black Wedding, was given its premiere by the Juilliard Symphony under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Lin graduated with honors from the Juilliard School, and she has performed at such prestigious venues as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the Summit Festival in China, and at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Late this year, Naxos will release Jung Lin's two all-Medtner CDs, including the first complete recording of the Russian composer's 38 Fairy Tales.