Midsummer Cocktail & Concert
CONCERT & COCKTAIL AT THE DAN HOTEL, TEL AVIV
Sponsored by American Express
CHING-YUN HU, winner of the 2008 Rubinstein Competition,
hosting ANDY FELBAU, a rising Israeli pianist.
Ching-Yun Hu was winner and audience favorite at the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition New York.
Since she won the Rubinstein Competition in 2008, she has appeared worldwide: Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully New York, Kennedy Center, Salle Cortot Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre London, as well as Munich, Budapest, Lodz, Osaka and Taipei.
She has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and with a recital program at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.
In her native Taiwan, she won Best Classical Album of the Year 2012 for her Chopin CD. Her 2nd CD (USA) featured Granados, Mozart and Ravel.
Ching-Yun Hu’s concerto debut at age 13 was with the Poland Capella Cracoriensis Chamber Orchestra on tour in Asia. She studied at The Juilliard School and Cleveland Institute of Music with Sergei Babayan, Joseph Kalichstein and Seymour Lipkin.
Ching-Yun Hu founded and is artistic director of the Taipei Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival and Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) at the Curtis Institute of Music.
The Cultural Minister of Taiwan recognized her achievements with an Honorary Award. Ching-Yun Hu is artist in residence and faculty member at Temple University Philadelphia.
Juilliard graduate young pianist and composer Andy Feldbau has been an active figure in the music world. He has given solo recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Ford Theatre, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, London’s Steinway Hall, The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Henry Crown Hall at Jerusalem Theatre, as well as playing live broadcasts on WQXR in New York, WFMT in Chicago and Kol Hamusica in Israel. This upcoming season he will perform as a soloist with major Israeli orchestras as well as inmusic festivals and piano series. These days, Andy is recording his first commercial CD with a very unique program of Gershwin. Currently Mr. Feldbau is a piano faculty at Keshet-Eilon International Masterclasses and an academic staff member at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music. In earlier seasons, Mr. Feldbau won First Prize in the American Protégé International Piano Competition, He received scholarships for Excellence awarded by the America-Israel Culture Fund for his studies in Juilliard and in Tel Aviv University. He has received additional Merits from The Juilliard School, Mannes College, and Ronen Foundation of America.
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