Di Wu to Close Young Pianist Series on March 21

Note: My review of this recital can be found here.

The Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series for 2010 comes to a close on Sunday, March 21, with a recital by the exciting pianist Di Wu.

Wu is now a highly sought-after soloist following last year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition where she finished as one of the six finalists. And, notable engagements are already coming her way. Last September, she made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Charles Dutoit. Immediately following her Knoxville recital, Wu will be heading to California for a week-long guest artist residency at the 72nd Annual Johann Sebastian Bach Festival at Whittier College.

Wu’s music choices for the recital should provide some fresh contrasts with the preceding recitalists this season. She’s scheduled to perform two works by the Schumanns:  Clara Schumann’s  Mazurka from Soirees Musicales, Op. 6, and Robert Schumann’s Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6. Wu will conclude her recital with Maurice Ravel’s intriguing Miroirs (Mirrors) and Franz Liszt’s Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod’s Faust.

This season’s YPS recitals take place at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive (corner of Kingston Pike), Knoxville, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are a modest $12 and are available at the door.

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