Award winning pianist Vivian Choi is the first performance scheduled as part of the Rosen Theater’s “Backstage at the Y’ series on Sunday, January 12 from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Wayne YMCA. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online at www.wayneymca.org or by calling or visiting the Y’s Welcome Center, 973-595-0100.
Internationally regarded as one of the most gifted pianists of her generation, lauded for her extraordinary artistry, musical intelligence and expressive intensity. Hailed by Fanfare as “an exemplar of the modern global pianist,” she is in demand for the depth of her musical insight of a wide-ranging repertoire, from classical to contemporary works. Since her debut performance at the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Sydney Opera House at the age of 12, Vivian Choi has performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.
She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, among them the New South Wales Premier’s Award for Excellence in Music and the Australian Guild of Music and Speech for Outstanding Achievement. For her contributions to the arts, Ms. Choi was awarded the title of 2003 Achiever of the Year by the Australian-Korean Cultural Council, and, most recently, was honored with the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant from the American Australian Association.
The Y is located at 1 Pike Drive in Wayne.
The Metro YMCAs of the Oranges is a partner of The YM-YWHA of North Jersey.
The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility and is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is available to the individuals and families who need our help the most.
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.
The Wayne Y is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which is the largest Y in the state of New Jersey.