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Pianist Ching-Yun Hu playing in Mendocino


Hailed for her superstar quality, Taiwanese pianist Ching-Yun Hu is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She also captured in 2008 the top prize and the audience favorite prize at the 12th Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv.

Ching-Yun Hu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She made her concerto debut at age 13 with the Poland Capella Cracoriensis Chamber Orchestra on tour in Asia and won the Silver Medal at the Taipei International Piano Competition at age 16.

Ms. Hu moved at the age of 14 to the United States to continue her music studies at The Julliard School in New York. She studied piano with Herbert Stessin and Oxana Yaldenskaya and chamber music with Joseph Kalichstein and Seymour Lipkin. She also received additional artistic guidance from Richard Goode.

Some recent recital highlights include London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Opera House in Tel Aviv, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, National Concert Hall of Taipei, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Cartot in Paris, Aspen Musical Festival, Munich’s Herkulesaal, the Great Hall at Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Vrodenburg Festival in Holland, Boston’s Longy School of Music, Chopin International Festival in Poland, Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Lodz and Japan’s Osaka Hall. She has also performed festivals in the US, UK, Israel, France, Spain, Brazil, South Africa and at the Maputo International Music Festival in Mozambique, Africa.

Current concerto engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Evergreen Symphony (Taiwan) and a tour with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Johannesberg Philharmonic, Israel Symphony Orchestra and the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra (UK). She made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in a sold out concert and has also been a featured soloist with the Aspen Concert Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, World Festival Orchestra and Viana de Castelo Festival Orchestra.

We are honored and excited to have her perform here on the beautiful Mendocino coast, in the village of Mendocino.

Location: Mark your calendars for January 29, 2012 for a one day engagement, here in Mendocino, at Preston Hall, 44831 Main Street, Mendocino at 3 pm.

Her program includes Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 101, Nocturne and Impromptu by Scriabin, Fantastic by Schumann, and Arabesque on the Beautiful Blue Danube by Strauss/Schultz-Evier.

Cost: $20. For information call 707-937-1018 or email

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