April 1, 2012
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County Presents
"The American Jewish
The Bravura Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Bloch Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Piano
Copland Duo for Flute and Piano
Bloch Suite Hebraique for Viola and Piano
George Gershwin The Man I love
George Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Bernstein West Side Story Transcriptions
Return to 2011-12 season
"Great impact, not only with her exceptional virtuosity, but also with her ability to capture the intent of the composer" ... "great sense of style - emotional strength - impressive quality in performance..." This is how composers and critics described Chiu-Ling Lin - internationally renowned pianist and educator - after her tour as the United States Information Agency's Artistic Ambassador to Latin America. An energetic and passionate performer, Dr. Lin plays before enthusiastic audiences around the world. Dr. Lin made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut as the winner of the East and West Young Artist Auditions. She has soloed with fourteen orchestras, including the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, and the Des Moines Symphony. Appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, England, Canada and throughout the Far East have featured Dr. Lin's unique mix of music by Chinese and Western composers. Her virtuosity is showcased in a new CD, "Portraits of China." Dr. Lin is a residence of West Windsor. She was the past-President of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Board, and is the President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association.
Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, flutist, was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where she studied flute with Joan Sparks at the Wilmington Music School (now the Music School of Delaware). Ellen continued her studies at Temple University where she majored in music performance and was a pupil of Murray Panitz, former principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. After receiving her B.M., Ellen became a premier freelance musician in the tri-state area, performing with the Kennett Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Delaware Academy of the Dance, and Cecil County Community College Music Theater. Ellen has performed in numerous faculty recitals at Westminster Conservatory, Wilmington Music School, Temple University, University of Delaware, and West Chester University, and is known for her great adaptability as an instrumentalist, performing in concerts with a wide variety of ensembles including classical guitar, harp, Native American flute, and guzheng. Ellen has been on the faculty of the Wilmington Music School and the Darlington Fine Arts Center and is currently on the faculty of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and the Westminster Conservatory of Music. Ellen is a member of the Volanti Flute quartet, based in Princeton, and is the principal flutist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra in West Windsor.
Tzu-Yin Angelika Teng, violist, was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She started studying violin and piano at the ageof seven. She started studying viola as her major instrument at the age of eight. She received her degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Tainan National University of the Arts, and the degree of Master of Music at Mannes College The New School for Music. Her principal teachers are Nai-Yueh Chang, Thomas Kakuska, Ira Weller, and Choong-Jin Chang. She has studied chamber music with Dr. Chin Kim and Todd Philips. She has taken master classes with Igor Boguslavsky, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Scott Lee. She was the top prize winner of the Taiwan National Competition of Music in 2004. Ms. Teng has given many recitals and participated in numerous concerts. She has also attended Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in 2009. She has been teaching violin and viola for years in the New York and New Jersey area. Ms. Teng is a current candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at the Mason Gross School of Performing Arts at Rutgers University.