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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Tao Lin, piano
at the Gualala Arts Center

Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.

Tao Lin, piano Tao Lin, piano, will perform at Gualala Arts Center Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. We are very pleased to have this very talented pianist with us. He will be playing Chopin, Haydn, Shubert and Balakirev.

Tao Lin's appearances in Asia, North America and Europe have brought unanimous critical accolades and praise for his subtle, intimate pianism and brilliant technique. Born into a musical family in Shanghai, China, Tao Lin was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory at eight, where his progress was rapid and resulted in his winning prizes in numerous competitions, including the Alexander Tcherepnin Award.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony, Miami Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Civic Orchestra, and University of Miami Symphony. A devoted chamber musician, Mr. Lin is a founding member, along with the Jacques Thibaud String Trio, of the Berlin Piano Quartet, and has been featured as guest artist with many distinguished string quartets. He has also collaborated with esteemed soloists such as Ida Haendel, Charles Castleman, Roberta Peters, Eugenia Zukerman, Philip Quint and Sergiu Schwartz.

Mr. Lin was awarded top prizes in the competitions of the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Music Teacher's National Association, and the Palm Beach International Invitational, among others. He was also a finalist in the 1st International Piano e-Competition and the 1st Osaka International Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Shanghai Trio.

Mr. Lin has worked with a series of distinguished teachers including Leon Fleisher, Joseph Kalichstein, John Perry, Rita Sloan, Stephen Hough, Ivan Davis, and Roberta Rust. His recordings for the Piano Lovers record label include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Balakirev.

"Excellent facility and keen musical intelligence... crisp, crystalline, and exhilarating." - Miami Herald

"Tao Lin demonstrated his mastery with inspired and sparkling keyboard work..." - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"A performance of such subtle sensitivity that few pianists nowadays could fathom, much less muster... a creative interpretation carried out with bravura technique and a prismatic sense of keyboard color." - Coral Gables Gazette

"That the Chinese pianist Tao Lin delivered some of the most virtuoso piano playing heard at Arendal City Hall in a long, long time, if ever, was the verdict of the experts after the concert." - Agderposten, Norway

Admission is $20. Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the performances. For further information, call the Gualala Arts Center at 707-884-1138, or visit the website, Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concerts.