Celebrated pianist booked

Tony Chen Lin has earned a reputation for technical brilliance.

Warkworth Music will bring one of New Zealand’s most celebrated young pianists to the Warkworth Town Hall for a concert on Saturday, September 14.

Tony Chen Lin will play a varied programme called Dreams/Fantasies. It features work from the classical, romantic and modern periods including Mozart, Janacek and Schumann, as well as a new work by Gao Ping.

Warkworth Music spokesperson Lisa Outwin says Tony is a true artist who, as well as being technically brilliant pianist, has a reputation as a teacher, conductor and composer.

After receiving his Bachelor of Music in piano performance and composition with Péter Nagy and Gao Ping, at Canterbury University in 2009, Tony moved to Europe, where he completed his Master of Music under Gilead Mishory and Andreas Immer at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.

He studied with Balázs Szokolay, who continues to be an important mentor, at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and has also benefited from the mentorship of Chilean pianist Edith Fischer.

As a composer, Tony has had works played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

He is a four-time recipient of the Lilburn Trust Student Composition Award, as well as the 2007 NZSO Todd Young Composer Award.

His recently released debut album includes many of the works he performed to audiences on his last Chamber Music New Zealand tour. He currently lives in Budapest.

Lisa says Warkworth Music is delighted to be welcoming him home to Aotearoa.

The concert starts at 4pm. Tickets are $35 at the door, school students free.  

Info: warkworthmusic.org.nz

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