TCU at Carnegie Hall 2012



























The Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo
Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello & Gloria Lin, piano
“Playing Favorites”
Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Till Meyn, Piazzolla, and Shostakovich

Monday, March 12, 2012, at 7 pm, Carnegie Recital Preview, PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU (free admission)

Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 2 pm, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City (ticket information below)

Ticket Purchase Information:
NY concert patrons may purchase $30 tickets through CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or online. Use code "MAP12446." There is a $6 per ticket service charge through CarnegieCharge.
Student and senior tickets are only available in person at Carnegie Hall or via mail-order ($20).


The Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo is hailed internationally for its sensitive, passionate and imaginative performances. Of multi-cultural heritage, the husband and wife team has developed a multi-national following, regularly performing in the Americas, Europe, and Asia since 1996. The Duo brings interpretations that communicate energy, style, and a dramatic spectrum of colors and emotions.

The Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo’s presentations embrace old and new repertoire for cello and piano, revisiting standard favorites and expanding the literature with music of our time. The Duo enjoys collaborating with composers and recording their music, most recently Esteban Benzecry, Martin Blessinger, Luis Jorge González, and Till Meyn. The Duo is also a member of the music project Caminos del Inka. The Duo’s discography includes Rapsodia Latina, an album with seven world premiere recordings (, Dances and Songs, and Robert Xavier Rodr?guez: Music for Cello and Piano (Albany Records).

Gloria Lin and Jesús Castro-Balbi are graduates of Indiana University, the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Michigan, and Yale and have garnered prestigious awards internationally as soloists. They serve on the faculty at the Texas Christian University School of Music in Fort Worth, Texas, and during the summer at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.



Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Lin is the winner of the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Piano Competition, the Chopin Council of Greater New York Competition, and the First Prize at the Taiwan National Youth Piano Competition. Ms. Lin received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the University of Michigan, and the United States Presidential Award. She has performed in New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Kosciuszko Foundation, the United Nations, at the Ford Center in Toronto, and in France, Mexico, Peru, Japan, Spain, and Venezuela.

Ms. Lin has collaborated with such noted artists as cellists Christopher Adkins, Andres Diaz, Marion Feldman, Patrick Jee, Brinton Smith, and violinists David Davidovici, Celeste Golden, Lara and Scott St. John, Michael Shih, and Roland and Almita Vamos.

Ms. Lin was educated at The Juilliard School, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Manhattan School of Music, and earned her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her teachers include Rostislav Dubinsky, Joseph Kalischtein, Nina Lelchuk, Solomon Mikowsky, and Gyorgy Sebok.



An active presence on the international scene, Peruvian-born cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi, has performed as soloist with the Leipzig MDR, Dallas, Fort Worth, Huntsville, Aarhus, Cannes, Aguascalientes and Xalapa symphony orchestras, the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony in Lima. He is the winner of the Aldo Parisot Prize, the Salon de Virtuosi Award in New York, and of the First Prize at the First “Carlos Prieto” International Cello Competition.

A sought–after pedagogue, Mr. Castro-Balbi has presented master-classes and lectures at Beijing’s Central Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Paris Conservatory, the Leipzig Hochschule, and the Yale School of Music. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur at Lyon, Indiana University at Bloomington, Yale, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School.

He studied with Aldo Parisot and Janos Starker, as well as with members of the Amadeus, Juilliard, Ravel and Tokyo String Quartets.

Mr. Castro-Balbi is the cello professor at the TCU School of Music, and serves as the founding artistic director of the TCU Faculty & Friends Chamber Music Series, and of the TCU Cellofest, a world-class celebration of the cello.

For information, contact the TCU School of Music (817) 257-6606 or
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