Core Memory, a non-profit arts organization based in Rhode Island, invites you to join us on Saturday, February 10, 2018 to meet pianists Hanchien Lee and Wen-Yin Chan and enjoy a program of music composed or arranged for piano four hands.
Pianist Hanchien Lee has established herself as a successful soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Since her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age sixteen, she has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia, appearing at venues such as Steinway Hall in New York, Academy of Music, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, and has given recitals at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Muhlenberg College Piano Series, Hillman Performing Arts Center, Texas International Piano Festival, Basilica San Pietro in Italy, Centro Cultural del Antiguo in Spain and Taipei Convention Center in Taiwan. She has appeared as soloist with the American Elite youth orchestra, Plainfield Symphony, Taiwan National Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Perugia and Poland’s Capella Cracovienses Chamber Orchestra.
Lee is the recipient of the prestigious Chi-Mei Scholarship and Clara Ascherfeld Award. She has won first prize at the Russel C. Wonderlic Piano Competition and top prizes at Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition and Yamaha Piano Competition. As a chamber musician, she has performed in many highly respected music festivals including Sarasota, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Prussia Cove International Music Seminar and Music Academy of the West. She is also a member of the prize-winning quartet that was winner of the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Competition and performed at Stony Brook University, Muhlenberg College and Montana University, where she also conducted a master class.
Hanchien Lee was accepted at the Curtis Institute of Music at age eleven where she studied with Claude Frank and Eleanor Sokoloff. Following graduation from Curtis, Ms. Lee continued her studies at Yale University with Claude Frank, earning both a Master’s degree and an Artists’ Diploma. She holds a doctoral degree at the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University where she was under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. Ms. Lee has also studied with such esteemed pianists as Gary Graffman, Richard Goode, Meng-Chieh Liu, Jerome Lowenthal and Fou T’song.
Taiwanese pianist Wen-Yin Chan began playing the piano at age four and made her solo debut when she was 13. She enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and studied with the renowned pianist Peter Serkin. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute, Ms. Chan continued her studies at Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Claude Frank. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale in 2012.
Wen-Yin Chan has performed in Minneapolis, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, and Taipei. As a winner of both the 2000 and 2003 Young Artist Concert Series in Taipei, Ms. Chan has given a series of recitals throughout Taiwan, most notably in the National Recital Hall. She is currently living in Washington D.C. and teaches piano at the Levine School of Music.