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    Duo Beaux Arts: October 2nd

    Counterparts in ConcertSunday, October 2nd at 2pm

    Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by internationally renowned concert pianists and recording artists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. The husband-and-wife duo is known for their exciting performances driven by Dr. Lan’s fluent technique, sensitive musicianship and probing intellect, and Mr. Lin’s keen musical intelligence and excellent facility. Their program contains some of the most beautiful music composed for piano duet, as well as some solo piano works.

    Known for their adrenalized performances, this dynamic duo has performed in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, China, and the US to both critical and audience acclaim. Duo Beaux Arts has been featured on Fox4 Morning Blend TV, Maine Public, Venice Magazine, OutClique Magazine, WSFL-TV, Asian-Trend Magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Recent engagements include concerto appearances with South Florida Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s concerto for two pianos; recitals at Romanza Festivale, Swan City Piano Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival; as well as concert tours in Hungary.

    Programme

    Eight Variations on a Theme by Waldstein, WoO 67 – L. van Beethoven

    Rondo in the Hungarian Style, almost a Caprice, Op 129 – L. van Beethoven

    Fantasy in F sharp minor, Op 28 – F. Mendelssohn

                Con moto agitato

                Allegro con moto

                Presto

    Marche caractéristique, D 968b No 1 – F. Schubert

    Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands, Op 940 – F. Schubert

    Andante and Allegro Brilliante, Op 92 – F. Mendelssohn

    Biographies

    Dr. Catherine Lan
    Praised by critics as a pianist with fluent technique, sensitive musicianship and a probing intellect, Dr. Catherine Lan has concertized across Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia, Ireland, Canada, and the US at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Featured as guest artist at Karlovac Piano Festival and Rovinj Summer Festival, Dr. Lan’s highly acclaimed performances have been featured at WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
    A soloist with Milwaukee Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, British Columbia Chamber, and Edmonton Symphony, Dr. Lan is also an avid chamber musician; she has collaborated with Itamar Zorman, James Buswell, David Requiro, Ayano Ninomiya, Aspen String Trio, Henschel String Quartet, Maxwell String Quartet, Naples Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, to name a few. She is the pianist at Duo Beaux Arts, Duo Arpeggione, Duo Formosa, Tallinn Piano Trio, Delray Piano Trio, Atlantic Piano Trio, and Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble.
    Born in Taiwan and raised in Canada, she received a Bachelor of Music from University of British Columbia, Master of Music from Indiana University (Bloomington), and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Miami, Dr. Lan serves on the faculty of Broward College, and she is also the co-artistic director of Rosemary Duffy Larson Classical Series. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records.

    “fluent technique, sensitive musicianship and a probing intellect”

    Mr. Tao Lin
    Described by critics as possessing “keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald) as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American concert pianist and Steinway Artist Tao Lin has performed across Asia, North America, and Europe. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including Moscow Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Atlantic Classical, and Knoxville Civic. As a recitalist, he has appeared at Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller University, Chautauqua Institute, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), and Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway. A devoted chamber musician, Lin has concertized as a member of the Berlin Piano Quartet, St Petersburg Piano Quartet, and Brahms Piano Quartet. He has also appeared in concerts with Aspen Trio, Miami, Bergonzi, Alcon, Ying, Shanghai, and Rosalyra String Quartets, as well as distinguished musicians such as Elmar Oliveira, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, William De Rosa, Charles Castleman, Eugenia Zukerman, Claudio Bohorquez to name a few.
    A frequent pianist and lecturer at the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Mainly Mozart Festival, Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Arts Rolla Festival, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, and Festival Miami, Lin is currently a visiting professor of Shanghai Normal University and a piano faculty at Bowdoin International Music Festival. Lin records for Centaur Records, Naxos, and Artek labels.

    “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility”