INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PIANIST, LING-JU LAI RETURNS TO CHERRY HILL ON MARCH 3

The Music At Cherry Hill Concert Series at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church (24110 Cherry Hill Road, Dearborn) is pleased to present internationally acclaimed pianist, Ling-Ju Lai in concert on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Ling-Ju – Photography by Hiromi Otsubo

LING-JU LAI, a native of Taiwan, has garnered consistently favorable reviews for her creative interpretation of Baroque keyboard music, particularly the music of J.S. Bach. Sir András Schiff expresses, “Ms. Lai has a questing musical mind. Her approach is unusual and valuable, a very gifted musician and pianist.” The Balti-more Sun writes, “The depth of the sound sinks in with startling poignancy as Ling-Ju Lai lets the notes linger long in the air…a moment of musical insight to savor.”

Featured at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago with live broadcast on WFMT 98.7 fm, Lai has made debuts at Sala São Paulo, Brazil, Ateneo de Madrid, Royal Magdalena Palace in Santander, Spain, Blüthner Concert Series in London, England, and National Theatre  in Taiwan. Lai was named the “Rising Star” by two of Taiwan’s most prestigious performance organizations: The National Taiwan Concert Hall and The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of her recent appearances include notable concert series such as the Aula de Música at the University of Alcalá in Spain, the PianoForte Foundation Salon Series in Chicago, Brookline Library Music Association Concert Series in Massachusetts, Steinway Piano Gallery in Boca Raton, Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Utah Valley University in Orem and Chamber Music Society of Detroit, presenting The Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach.

Lai received graduate degrees in Piano and Harpsichord Performance from the University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the Performer’s Certificate for her excellence in performance. Ms. Lai holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan.

Lai’s program at Cherry Hill on March 3 will include works by Chopin, Beethoven, J.S .Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff

No admission charge – a free will offering will be received.

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