Presenters: Lin-Linder Piano Duo
The Lin-Linder Duo (Fanya Lin and Daniel Linder, Associate Professors of Practice in Piano at the University of Arizona) will present a recital showcasing vibrant 20th- and 21st-century works for two pianos. Their Program will include Gabriela Lena Frank’s Danza de los Saqsampillos, an exciting dance-toccata inspired by the image of the Peruvian jungle-warrior, alongside Three Seascapes by UA Professor of Composition Yuanyuan (Kay) He, a three-movement work depicting paintings inspired by the ever-changing ocean waves. Finally, the program will conclude with Francis Poulenc’s exuberant Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos.
Formed by pianists Fanya Lin and Daniel Linder, the Lin-Linder Piano Duo has been praised for their “strong combination” and ability to “create a satisfying experience” (Fanfare). The Lin-Linder Piano Duo began performing together after a dynamic collaboration at the University of Arizona’s Faculty Showcase Concert “Dancing on the Keyboard: Piano Music for Two, Four, and Six Hands.” Currently, Dr. Lin and Dr. Linder both serve as Associate Professors of Piano at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in Tucson, Arizona.
As avid performers of 20th- and 21st-century works, Fanya Lin and Daniel Linder are dedicated to promoting contemporary piano repertoire. Fanya’s recent projects include a presentation on “How to Approach Contemporary Music” at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, performance of Stockhausen’s Refrain at Alice Tully Hall, and performance of Boulez Sur Incises for three harps, three pianos, and three percussionists at the Fred Fox School of Music. Daniel’s recent projects include the 2020 world premiere of Kay He’s multimedia work Lost in Colors, collaboration with the Russian String Orchestra in a performance of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 1, and lecture recitals on Maurice Ohana’s Douze Études d’interprétation. Lin-Linder Piano Duo’s performance of Aaron Graham’s Old Voltage was featured in the 2020 Turn Up Multimedia Festival, and their premiere recording of Dan Asia’s Piano Set II is included on a newly released album, Ivory II, published by Summit Records.