An evening with Fei-Fei Dong – Cliburn Winner, and a rare solo piano concert with John Beasley
Event on 2016-05-14 20:00:00
FEI-FEI DONG Praised for her "bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches" (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her "passion, piquancy and tenderness" and "winning stage presence" (Dallas Morning News). Fei Fei's burgeoning career includes a number of prominent engagements in the 2015-16 season, including New York City debut recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (CAG Winners Series), and at Merkin Concert Hall (Tuesday matinees series). Additional recitals include the Gilmore Rising Stars Series (Kalamazoo, MI), Macon Concert Association (Georgia), and St. Vincent College College Concert series (near Pittsburgh), where she will receive the Father Joseph Bronder Memorial Piano Prize. Featured concerto engagements in 15-16 include a special benefit performance with the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern, as well as the Lexington (KY), Brazos Valley (TX) and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic orchestras. 2015 summer festival highlights included Bravo! Vail Valley, the Highlands Chamber Music and Lake George Music Festivals, and a recital for Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Concert Series. She is also showcased prominently in the new documentary film about the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Virtuosity, which premiered on PBS in August 2015. Fei-Fei has performed at Alice Tully Hall in recital as the winner of Juilliard's 33rd Annual William Petschek Recital Award and as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Jeffrey Kahane. She has appeared as a soloist with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Austin Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Denver Philharmonic, and in China with the Shanxi and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras, working with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Randall Craig Fleisher, and John Giordano. Notable recitals include those at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Louvre, as well as The Cliburn's spring 2015 Chopin Festival. She has also been featured numerous times on New York's WQXR radio. She is a member of the Aletheia Piano Trio, which debuted at the Kennedy Center in February 2014 as part of its Conservatory Project. Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, Fei-Fei also engages students and audiences through school and outreach concerts and master classes. Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei began piano lessons at the age of 5. She moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.
at Lyceum Hall
432 High St
Burlington, United States