While most concert pianists today seem to focus on a particular composer’s catalog, perhaps out of expedience, Jenny Lin has opted to explore a wide range of music penned by such great composers as Shostakovich, Federico Mompou, and Valentin Silvestrov. She even recorded a critically acclaimed album of Broadway song arrangements titled Get Happy. Her creative process feels almost as organic as the Steinway Model D #590904 concert grand piano she plays on her new release for Steinway & Sons titled Jenny Lin - Stravinsky.
A master pianist, Jenny Lin’s signature blend of technical mastery and grace is combined with Stravinsky’s distinct musical sensibilities on several of his smaller scale opuses for solo piano. Lin produces the magic inherent in Stravinsky's oeuvre during her performances of his 1924 Piano Sonata, his Four Etudes (1908) and his Ragtime for 11 instruments. Each piece is a masterful sensory experience that reveals a well-thought-out interpretation that is suitable for the composer’s intentions.
Jenny Lin was first introduced to Stravinsky for piano through the late Italian pianist and teacher Guido Agosti who had presented her with his Firebird Suite 1928 transcription. To conclude her program, Lin performs Agosti’s arrangement of three movements from the suite. She skillfully plays each movement with the polyrhythms, color and impressiveness heard in the full Stravinsky masterpiece. Overall, Ms. Lin offers her listeners an expressive, beautifully arranged program that will delight you for years to come. For more information about Jenny Lin, please visit her website.