The Piano in World Civilization with David Dubal and Jung Lin in discussion and performance at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
In this, its third year, Aspen Ideas Festival once again gathers scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators, activists, and other great thinkers around some of the most important and fascinating ideas of our time. As these thinkers present their provocative ideas, they engage a sophisticated and highly motivated audience.
David Dubal is an internationally known pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster. He is heard every Wednesday night in his program Reflections from the Keyboard: The Piano in Comparative Performance, on New York classical radio station WQXR, where he previously was the host of The American Century, a series devoted to American music. As the former music and program director of WNCN, he received a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. He also received an Emmy Award for his video, The Golden Age of the Piano. He teaches at the Julliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, and his books include The Essential Canon of Classical Music, The Art of the Piano, Reflections from the Keyboard, and Evenings with Horowitz.
Jung Lin is a classical pianist who has been acclaimed for her poetic and virtuosic performances. A native of Taiwan, she conducted her own orchestral works at age 12 and has won numerous competitions. At 16, her symphonic poem, The Black Wedding, was given its premiere by the Juilliard Symphony under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Lin graduated with honors from the Juilliard School, and she has performed at such prestigious venues as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the Summit Festival in China, and at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Late this year, Naxos will release Jung Linâ€™s two all-Medtner CDs, including the first complete recording of the Russian composerâ€™s 38 Fairy Tales.