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CCSR 24th Annual Concert

The 24th annual concert was held at Fairport High School auditorium in Fairport, New York at 7:30pm, on Saturday, May 5, 2007 under the direction of conductor Pi-Lin Ni and pianist Nico Yang . With special guests saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin, who is also an Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Eastman School of Music and the talented pianist Fang Zhang. The Fairport High School Polyphonic Choir with conductor James Jefferis gave an outstanding performance at the concert. The theme of this year's concert was A Dream Within a Dream. Some of this year's performances were so popular that CCSR was invited to perform Zither music by one of our member Ms. Kaihong at a fundraising event sponsored by the Rochester Area Community foundation (RACF) after the concert.. Read more...

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. Read more...

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