TCU at Carnegie Hall 2016



























The Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo
Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello & Gloria Lin, piano
20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 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. There is a $6 per ticket service charge through CarnegieCharge.
Student and senior tickets are available in person at Carnegie Hall or via mail order ($20)

Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 2:00 pm, PepsiCo Recital Hall (free admission)

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 - Fryderyk Chopin
Sonata No.2, H.286 - Bohuslav Martinů
Spanish Suite - Joaquín Nin
Figaro, from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (1945) - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco


The Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo is hailed for its sensitive, passionate and imaginative performances.  Of multi-cultural heritage, the husband and wife team has developed an international following, regularly touring the Americas, Europe, and Asia since 1996.

Highlights are acclaimed performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space - for the 50th anniversary of Chamber Music America, at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, at the Cartagena and Morelia international festivals, on the Cliburn at the Modern series in Fort Worth, and broadcasts on NPR’s Performance Today, WNYC’s Soundcheck, and Japan’s public television NHK.

Committed to expanding the repertoire for cello and piano music beyond the standard literature, the Duo premiered music by composers Esteban Benzecry, Martin Blessinger, Blaise Ferrandino, Luis Jorge González, Till MacIvor Meyn, Robert Xavier Rodr?guez, and Samuel Zyman, and recorded for Filarmonika and Albany Records.
Gloria Lin and Jesús Castro-Balbi moved from New York City to Fort Worth in 2003, and since serve on the TCU School of Music faculty.



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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