Jenny Lin, piano

October 18, 2018 – 7:30pm – Brendle Recital Hall

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers… spectacular technique… “, “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist”. Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto/USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany.

Since 2000, Jenny’s discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in “Cooking for Jenny” by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and “Speaking for Myself”, a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University.

Highlights of the 2017/18 season included tours throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America; her debut in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series; and the release of Melody’s Mostly Musical Day, an illustrated album for children, piano music of Sergei Prokofiev and Kirill Zaborov, and the complete Piano Etudes of Philip Glass. Since 2014, she has joined Mr. Glass in his ongoing world tour of his Etudes. Jenny is a Steinway Artist.

Glass                Piano Etude No. 1

Ligeti               Piano Etude No. 1 “Desordre”

Glass                Piano Etude No. 6

Liszt                 Transcendental Étude No.4 “Mazeppa”

Glass                Passacaglia for piano

Shostakovich  Prelude and Fugue Op. 87 No. 24 in D-minor


Richard Rodgers/Andre Previn   “Blue Moon” (from Manhattan Melodrama)

Rodgers and Hammerstein/Stephen Hough    “Hello Young Lovers” (from The King and I)

Frederick Loewe/Stefan Malzew   “Eliza in Ascot” (from My Fair Lady)

George Gershwin/Earl Wild

     “Embraceable You” (from Girl Crazy)

     “I Got Rhythm” (from Girl Crazy)

Harold Arlen/Stephen Prutsman   “Get Happy” (from 9:15 Revue)

Program subject to change



All tickets are general admission and doors to the hall open at 7:00 PM.

Adults – $18

Senior (62+) – $15

Non-WFU Student (12+) – $10

Child (5-12) – $5

Children under 5 free

Admission is free for WFU students, faculty, staff, and retirees by showing your WFU or WFU Medical School ID.

Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU students and Medical School students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. at the door.

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Jenny Lin
Jenny Lin
Jenny Lin