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Piano Series: April

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our final Piano Series event of the semester, featuring Hanyi Meng, at 4:00PM on Thursday, April 19th in the Dibner Foyer. A light reception to follow the concert.

Program:
Selections from Nachtmusik by Alfonso Peduto (b.1987)
Stay
In Quietude
Longing
Clockwork
Dawn
In Vain
Softly
Falling
In Perpetuity
You

Bio:
Born in Tianjin, China, Hanyi Meng started her piano journey when she was four. She earned her first international prize at the 6th Asian Youth Music Competition in 2007.

Meng has resided in the United States since 2010. She has studied the harpsichord, clavichord and pianoforte. During her studies at Oberlin College and NYU Steinhardt, she held numerous public performances, including degree recitals, master classes appearance and chamber music showcases.

A virtuosic pianist with an interest in the intersection of different cultures, Meng is currently exploring works influenced by traditional Chinese music in Western music genres; and works in minimalistic style written by Italian composer Alfonso Peduto.

Her most recent achievements and engagements include: Piano recital at the Steinway Hall, New York (May, 2017); Piano recital at the Yamaha Artist Service, New York (May, 2017); A Live Performance with French Illustrator, Sandrine Revel based on Glenn Gould (April, 2017). This June, she will present music by Frederik Chopin as a guest pianist at Steinway Hall, New York in celebrating of Fete de la Musique Festival.

Meng holds a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt and a Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College. Also interested in art administration and management, she is the Development Director at the French-American Piano Society, a non-profit arts organization that prompts cultural exchange between pianists from France and the United States.