duo Beaux Arts in concert on next CUTA Fridays at noon | Education
Duo Beaux Arts, the internationally renowned husband and wife concert piano duo of Catherine Lan and Tao Lin, will star performers on the first Friday at noon of the 2021-2022 season for Arts for the Community at Thomas University on September 24. The concert will feature all French music for solo piano and four-handed duo on a piano. The performance will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Thomasville.
Known for their exhilarating performances, this dynamic duo has performed in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, China and the United States to critical and public acclaim. Duo Beaux Arts has been featured on Fox4 Morning Blend TV, Maine Public, Venice Magazine, Asian-Trend Magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Highlights of the season include concerto engagements with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, a first recital at the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington DC, as well as tours to Hungary and Canada.
Born in Taiwan, Dr. Lan has given concerts in the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia at venues prestigious such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. . His highly acclaimed performances have been featured on WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV”, Becon TV, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. She will make her Ireland debut this season.
A soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, the British-Columbia Chamber and the Edmonton Symphony, Dr. Lan is also passionate about chamber music. She has collaborated with Itamar Zorman, James Buswell, David Requiro, Ayano Ninomiya, Aspen String Trio, Henschel String Quartet, Thalea String Quartet, Maxwell String Quartet, Naples Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, to name a few- a few. She is also a pianist with the Duo Arpeggione, the Duo Formosa, the Tallinn Piano Trio, the Delray Piano Trio, the Atlantic Piano Trio and the Beaux Arts Ensemble.
Dr. Lan received his Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Music from Indiana University (Bloomington) and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Dr Lan sits on the faculty of Broward College and is also the Artistic Co-Director of Rosemary Duffy Larson Classical Series. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records.
Described by critics as possessing “a lively musical intelligence and excellent ease” (Miami Herald) as well as an “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American concert pianist and artist Steinway Tao Lin performed in Asia, North America and Europe. . As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Moscow Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Atlantic Classical and Knoxville Civic. As a recitalist, he has performed at Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller University, Chautauqua Institute, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan) and Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway . A dedicated chamber musician, Lin has given concerts as a member of the Berlin Piano Quartet, the St Petersburg Piano Quartet and the Brahms Piano Quartet. He has also performed in concert with Aspen Trio, Miami, Bergonzi, Alcon, Ying, Shanghai and Rosalyra String Quartets, as well as with distinguished musicians such as Elmar Oliveira, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, William De Rosa, Charles Castleman , Eugenia Zukerman, Claudio Bohorquez to name a few.
A pianist and frequent speaker at the Hamptons Music Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Rolla Arts Festival, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival and the Miami Festival, Lin is currently a Visiting Professor at Shanghai Normal University and a piano teacher at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Lin records for the labels Centaur Records, Naxos and Artek.
The performance of the Beaux Arts Duo can also be viewed in person and online at www.facebook.com/actu31792/live. No Facebook account is required to view.
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information on this event and other CUTA events, visit www.facebookcom / actu31792 or www.thomasu.edu/actu, call 229-227-6964 or email [email protected] .