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Pianist Wai-Yin Wong presents music by Brahms, Haydn, and Schumann Feb. 3

Recital features three major solo piano works from the 18th and 19th centuries
January 28, 2016

Wai Yin WongPianist Wai-Yin Wong, a student in the Yale School of Music’s recently revised and highly selective Artist Diploma program, will give her degree recital on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 pm. Wong’s program features three major works for piano from Brahms, Haydn, and Schumann.

The recital begins with Haydn‘s elegant three-movement Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, originally written for and dedicated to Therese Jansen Bartolozzi in 1794. The program continues with one of Brahms‘s best-loved and most popular late piano pieces, the Three Intermezzi, Op. 117.

Concluding the recital will be the Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 by Schumann. Dedicated to Franz Liszt, the Fantasie is regarded as one of his greatest works for solo piano.

Admission is free. The recital takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven. The concert will also stream live on the School of Music’s website.

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About the Artist

Born in Hong Kong, Wai Yin Wong started her piano lesson at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of five. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Academy in 2013 and went on to pursue her master’s degree with a full scholarship at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University under Boris Slutsky.

Wai Yin has been the recipient of many international awards, including first prize in the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Australia, second prize in the 17th Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and the Gold Medal in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine. Wai Yin has given recitals across the world, in cities including Brisbane, Canberra, Paris, Cairo, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Taiwan. She is a Young Steinway Artist and is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the Yale School of Music, studying with Boris Berman.

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