The German Consulate General Presents:
“GetClassical in School”
Join the gifted pianist, 2008 Rubinstein competition winner, PYRA Festival founder and artistic director Ching-Yun Hu in concert
Inspired by the German-based Rhapsody in School initiative, GetClassical In School brings charismatic performing artists to New York classrooms. Sparking the imagination and priming young students' ears to classical music – through an utmost personal encounter – the class is then invited to attend a concert performance by the artist.
“During my several years of participating with Rhapsody in School in Germany, I had the most meaningful encounters with young students, who were curious to learn – and hear – about my art.” -Avi Avital (internationally rewarded mandolinist)
Declared a “first-class talent” and praised for her “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the distinguished Taiwanese-American pianist CHING-YUN HU is recognized and acclaimed worldwide for her dazzling technique, deeply probing musicality, and directly communicative performance style.
Ching-Yun Hu’s concert career has flourished with a host of engagements on five continents after winning the top prize at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she was also awarded the Audience Favorite Prize. Immediately after, she was engaged for a seven-city tour across Israel and a special invitation from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on only a week’s notice. A year later, she won the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City.
The concert comprises compositions created by Isaac Albéniz, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt. It is featured by an onstage interview, introducing the artist and her participation with GetClassical In School, followed by a reception.
Location and time:
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6.00 PM
Admission is free, but an RSVP is required at: get-classical