Welcome to the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra! 

Chiu-Tze Lin Music Director, Conductor

Chiu-Tze Lin
Music Director, Conductor

American Prize

SEASON OPENER CONCERT
Sunday, September 27, 2015
7:00pm

with featured soloist
Constance Lin Kaita, piano

performing Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a THeme by Paganini

20-year-old pianist Constance Lin Kaita is a senior at the Peabody Conservatory where she studies with Yong Hi Moon. Her past teachers include Chiu-Tze Lin, Ingrid Clarfield, and Chiu-Ling Lin. A Young Steinway Artist since 2014, she has performed in prestigious venues across the world, including the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the Shanghai Grand Theater, and the Vianden Castle in Luxembourg, as well as Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. She has performed as a solo pianist at the United Nations headquarters in New York City commemorating the 30th anniversary of U.S.-China diplomatic relations. Constance made her orchestral debut with the Westfield Symphony at age 9. Since then, she has also soloed with the Shanghai Chamber Musicians Orchestra, the Ambler Symphony, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, and the Olney Symphony. Constance was also a finalist in the 2014 New York International Piano Competition and was named the overall Most Outstanding Performer at the 2015 Princeton Festival Piano Competition.

Constance is also pursuing a dual degree at the Johns Hopkins University, where she is majoring in creative writing and English. She has published poems in literary magazines such as The Legendary and J Mag. She enjoys being able to use both her academic and musical studies to develop her creative abilities.