The Etudes Project, Volume One: ICEBERG

The Etudes Project, Volume One: ICEBERG


Artist: Jenny Lin

Composers: Drake Andersen, Victor Baez, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, Will Healy, Jonathan Russ, Harry Stafylakis

Format: 1 CD


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Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York TimesThe Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers… spectacular technique… “, “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist”. Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, SF Jazz, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany. Since 2014, she has joined Philip Glass in his ongoing world tour of his Etudes.  

Jenny’s extensive discography includes critically acclaimed recordings on Steinway & Sons, hänssler CLASSIC, eOne Records, BIS Records, Albany Records, and Sunrise Records. Since 2000, she has over thirty albums to her credit. A passionate advocate for education, Jenny created “Melody’s Mostly Musical Day,” a musical picture book for children following the adventures of an imaginative little girl from breakfast to bedtime, told in a collection of 26 classical piano works from Mozart to Gershwin. She is the central figure in Cooking for Jenny by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to the north of Spain and meeting with composer Javier López de Guereña for the preparation of the world premiere of his piano concerto ZAHARA.

Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied with Noel Flores at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, with Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and with Dominique Weber in Geneva. She has also worked with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, and Blanca Uribe, and with Dimitri Bashkirov and Andreas Staier at the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German Literature from Johns Hopkins University and currently resides in New York City. Jenny Lin is a Steinway Artist.

Track List

Max Grafe
1. Accretion (2018) 2:19
Olivier Messiaen
2. Quatre Etudes de rythme I “Ile de feu” (1949) 2:22

Victor Baez
3. Etude No. 1 “Corona” (2018) 2:43
Unsuk Chin
4. Etude No. 6 “Grains”  (2000) 4:16

Yu-Chun Chien
5. To the Convergence (2018) 2:26
Toshio Hosokawa
6. Etude for Piano I “2 Lines” (2011) 3:45

Will Healy
7. Etude for Melancholy Robots: III. Trains (2018) 3:54
György Ligeti
8. Etude No. 1 “Désordre” (1985) 2:31

Derek Cooper
9. Etude No. 1 “Unleashed” (2018) 2:29
Ruth Crawford Seeger
10. Study in Mixed Accents (1930) 1:14

Stephanie Ann Boyd
11. “Lilac” (from Flower Catalogue) (2018) 3:22
Claude Debussy
12. Etude No. 11 “Pour les arpèges composés” 4:56

Drake Andersen
13. Walk (2018) 2:36
Alexander Scriabin
14. Etude Op. 8 No. 2 2:16

Harry Stafylakis
15. Obstinata 1: Barbed Wire (2018) 4:18
Sergei Rachmaninof
16. Etude-Tableaux Op.33 No.4 in D Minor 3:36

Jonathan Russ
17. Knuckles (2018) 3:31
Philip Glass
18. Etude No. 13 (1994) 3:57

Alex Burtzos
19. Should the Wide World Roll Away (2018) 3:36
Frederic Chopin
20. Etude Op. 10 No. 4 2:15

Total time: 62:33
Release date: October 25, 2019
UPC: 053479223623

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…pianist Jenny Lin may have established herself with the most imaginatively conceived program of the year… Anyone lucky enough to have been there … will probably agree that this was a recital that will not easily be forgotten.
— The San Francisco Examiner

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