Piano Series: March

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our March Piano Series, featuring Milena Zhivotovskaya and YuenYuen Chan. A light reception to follow the concert.

Milena Zhivotovskaya
Haydn: Andante and Variations in F minor Hob.17/6
Prokofiev: Tales of the old Grandmother Op.31
Chopin: Nocturne no.1 in C sharp minor and Nocturne no.2  in D flat major, Op.27

YuenYuen Chan
Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
1. Intermezzo in a minor. Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato
2. Intermezzo in A Major. Andante teneramente 
3. Ballade in g minor. Allegro energico 
4. Intermezzo in f minor. Allegretto un poco agitato
5. Romanze in F Major. Andante
6. Intermezzo in e-flat minor. Andante, largo e mesto

Ukrainian-American pianist and composer Milena Zhivotovskaya has won many international and national music competitions in piano and composition. Since immigrating to the United States in 2001 she has been a prize winner at the American Fine Arts Festival, The Young Artist Piano and Composers’ Competition, the ASCAP Young Composers’ Competition, and the Composition in the Arts Program. Ms. Zhivotovskaya performed one of her compositions on the radio program “From the Top” which aired on National Public Radio. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, Roerich Museum concert series, Soofser series at Bohemian National Hall (NY), Ukrainian Embassy (Washington, DC) and Colston Hall (UK) among others. She appeared as a soloist with Lucy Moses Chamber Orchestra playing “Four Temperaments” by Hindemith and Mozart's Concerto 23, and with Mannes Chamber Orchestra playing Mozart's Concerto 20, and Round Top Festival Orchestra.

YuenYuen Chan is a serious musician also combined with a business mindset placed by Jack Ma.  YuenYuen Chan is a pianist from Hong Kong who is now working with Eduardus Halim for her Master of Music degree at the New York University also a piano instructor at New York University. At the age of 14, YuenYuen started her professional music training at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China, She later continued her studies at the New England Conservatory Pre-College in Boston under the tutelage of  Victor Rosenbaum. In 2012, she obtained the Bachelor of music degree from Mannes School of Music. During the summer times, she has multiple participated in the music festival organized by the Music Bridge Morningside that held in Canada with full scholarship. In addition to the identity of the musician, YuenYuen is also an investor consultant works at Newdo Venture which counsel and give connections for promising technology entrepreneurs to turn bright ideas into companies that improve our world and deliver measurable returns. The major areas they focus on are Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Services, Healthcare.