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News Amy J. Yang Performs Works of Robert Schumann, Feb. 20

MARLBORO, VT - (February 8, 2011) - Pianist Amy J. Yang performs at Marlboro College as a part of its Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert series on February 20 at 3:00pm in Ragle Hall.

Yang has initiated a special series of concerts in 2011 to present the complete solo piano and chamber works of nineteenth century composer Robert Schumann. Her Marlboro program will feature Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82, Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15 and Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17.

Hailed by Harris Goldsmith of The New York Concert Review as "a magnificent artist and poet: a Midas touch for tone and music", twenty-six-year-old pianist Amy Jiaqi Yang is already a seasoned performer and collaborator. A rising star who, "artistically, has fully arrived" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Yang's performances "elevate joy to the edge of rapture" and "convey the exuberance and enthusiasm of youth" (Star-Telegram).

First-prize winner of the Corpus Christi Young Artist's Competition and the Kosciuszko Foundation's National Chopin Competition, Amy J. Yang has performed throughout the United States, and in China, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. Ms. Yang She is an avid chamber musician and has recently participated in the Marlboro Festival, toured with Musicians from Ravinia, and performed with ensemble at the White House. She Ms. Yang holds a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, a master's degree from Juilliard, and is currently enrolled at Yale. Ms. YangShe is also planning her first solo CD, which will feature works written and influenced by Schumann.the nineteenth century composer.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Luis Batlle Music Chair during the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Luis Batlle Music Chair during the performance.Images available upon request. For images or more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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