This is a one off opportunity to hear what the Washington Post describes as “one of the most interesting pianists in America". Jenny Lin has been hailed for her “gift for melodic flow” and “remarkable technical command” by The New York Times. A renowned Steinway artist, Lin’s “confident fingers” and “spectacular technique”; will make their San Miguel debut at St Paul’s Church, calle Cardo on Sunday, October 8 at 5 pm.
Jenny Lin embodies a surprising amalgamation of qualities and talents. This Taiwan-born New Yorker grew up in Austria; she is as elegant as she is accessible, and in her technique, she is as powerful as she is refined. Gramophone Magazine called her an “an exceptionally sensitive pianist”, however she’s equally known for her charisma and strong stage presence. Additionally, she holds a bachelor’s degree in German Literature from The Johns Hopkins University. Clearly a fascinating woman beyond her immense musical talents, this year will include international tours, including accompanying Phillip Glass in his Piano Etudes, her debut in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, and the release of Melody’s Mostly Musical Day, her illustrated album for children.
To name her accolades would overwhelm the page, but among them are concerts in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, and MoMA, and a multitude of international festivals and concerts. Her discography includes over 30 recordings, and a central role in “Cooking for Jenny” by Elemental Films, a musical documentary about her journey to Spain to meet and work with composer Javier López de Guereña. Recent and popular recordings include, Get Happy, a Broadway tribute with arrangements from many of piano’s greats and “The Spirio Sessions”, a two-piano disc with Uri Caine, and epic renditions of Liszt’s Sonata and Schumann’s Fantasie, both of which will be featured in her San Miguel concert.
All-Music Guide described Lin’s technique as “nothing less than superhuman”. Inspiration and dedication produce Lin’s incredible recordings and performances and Lin is so deeply inspired by the music she interprets that it’s no wonder she leaves her audiences spell-bound. Performing some of her favourites, like Scriabin, Schumann and Liszt for her Pro Musica debut, we know our audiences will feel as inspired as she does. As Gramophone Magazine said of Lin’s recordings of Stravinsky’s solo piano music, it is “another notable achievement from this gifted and imaginative artist.” We can’t wait for you to share in her imaginative gifts as well.
Tickets for the concerts at St. Paul’s are $150, $300 and $400 pesos donation each, and are on sale at La Tienda in the Biblioteca Pública; La Conexión; only at Aldama 3; the School of Arts at the Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 22, and at the concert 45 minutes before performance time.