It has been an action-packed few weeks for the Cincinnati World Piano Competition! 2014 Gold Medalist Moye Chen gave a fantastic performance at Carnegie’s Weill Hall on January 20, and to a full house, no less! Mr. Chen joined us in Cincinnati for performances at Cheviot Elementary School and the Aronoff Jarson-Kaplan Theater as part of the Hammers, Strings & Keys outreach series, as well as at the Twin Towers Senior Living Community. The HS&K performance at St. Bernadette Elementary was entertaining and inspiring for more than 1,100 audience members from ages 6 to 90. He finished his brief visit to Cincinnati with an outrageously fun performance at the Queen City Club as part of our Dinner Concert Series. (He capped off the Queen City Club dinner concert with a rousing encore of Horowitz’s arrangement of Stars and Stripes Forever!)
Moye’s Carnegie Hall performance was electrifying. One review praised his playing as majestic and lyrical. Each time we give a Carnegie Hal performance, the audience grows and helps us truly move closer to our mission of promoting the art of classical piano music.
I couldn’t be more proud of Moye and all that he has accomplished. There are more events to look forward to! Just around the corner we have 2013 Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performing at Carnegie Hall (Feb 23), and 2014 Co-Bronze Medalist Feng Bian giving Hammers, Strings & Keys and Dinner Concert Series performances.
You don’t want to miss any of what we have planned!
– Mark Ernster, Executive Director