Pianist Ching-Yun Hu Opens 2015 YPS on Sunday

For their 35th season, the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series has finally returned to Knoxville.

The Knoxville pianist and teacher, Evelyn Miller, began the series in 1980 as a way to showcase under-35 year old pianists who are at the beginning of significant international careers. Since that time, more than 90 pianists have performed in the series, many of which have often returned to Knoxville for concerts and recitals as guest artists. Among that group are Jeffrey Biegel, Spencer Myer, and Alexander Ghindin.

Ching-Yun_Hu_headThe 35th season opens on Sunday (January 25) at 2:30 p.m. in  UT’s Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center with pianist Ching-Yun Hu, a native of Taipei, Taiwan. View her biography here.

Her program will include the Piano Sonata #2 of Scriabin, works by Granados and Albéniz, and Chopin’s Piano Sonata #2 and his Polonaise #6.

Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of performance at the box office in the Haslam Music Center. Adult season tickets (3 recitals) are $65, adult individual performance tickets are $25, and students are FREE (college-age students must show valid student ID).

Special UT Campus note: This recital coincides with a UT basketball game nearby. Extra time may be required for parking. Some UT parking lots may charge for parking.

The series continues on February 22 with Steven Lin and on March 22 with pianist Shen Lu.