“The pianist Fanya Lin offered a committed, heartfelt performance”
Fanya Lin was the striking interpreter of two of Silvestrov’s piano pieces.
The scores for “Refrain,” Stockhausen’s 1959 work for three musicians, provoked some titters when they were carried onstage at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday evening… “Refrain,” with its shimmering sustained tones, punctuated in unison by the three players.
The youngest winner in the competition’s history, the talented 20-year-old sophomore was awarded a Steinway 1098 vertical piano valued at more than $22,000. Ms. Lin and her mother generously decided to donate the piano to Weber State to augment their efforts to become an All-Steinway School.