Chinese Choral Society of Rochester

23rd Annual Concert 2006

The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester (CCSR) was established in 1982 and incorporated in October of 1986 as a non-profit educational organization. The purpose of the Society is to promote the appreciation of Chinese culture through chorus practices and concert performances in general public. The Society focuses mainly on Chinese repertoire to enrich our culture heritage and to generate culture exchanges within the greater Rochester community. Aside from annual concerts, CCSR had been invited to perform in Ottawa in 1985, Toronto and New York City in 1989. In recent years, CCSR has received Arts Grants from the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater. Additionally, CCSR has expanded its community involvement by inviting Mendon Center Elementary Choir and Fairport High School Polyphonic Choir for performing Chinese music in its annual concerts.
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Current President: Zhiyao Duan
Current Conductor: Ming-Lun Lee
Current Pianist: Mei-En Chou



Pi-Lin Ni, conductor
Described by New York Concert Review’s Darrell Rosenbluth as “a fluid and expressive and colorful pianist,” Pi-Lin Ni’s performances have been heard in New York’s Carnegie Hall and numerous prestigious venues across Asia and the United States. Several of her world premiere performances were broadcasted on the Chinese Broadcasting Corporation Radio, including those for the Chinese Association of Modern Music in Taipei. Read more...


Nico Yang, pianist
A native of Taiwan. Nico started to learn piano at age 5 and won several competitions.  She studied at Stela Manutina girl’s high school in the class of Yi-Ru Lai and at Hsinchu senior high school with Bai-Hui, Kuo. She double majored in piano and percussion and joined the percussion ensemble to perform in Taiwan. She won the first prize in Hsinchu piano competition and was also awarded the first prize in Taiwan piano competition in 1999.
In the same year, she was also awarded the first prize of Marimba Concerto and had performed with Hsinchu Senior High School Orchestra.  She got full scholarship in Tunghai University and studied with Dr. Thomas Linde. Read more...

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