Atlantic Music Presents Classical Pianist Fei-Fei Dong
Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News).
Fei Fei’s burgeoning career includes a number of prominent engagements in the 2015-16 season, including New York City debut recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (Concert Artists Guild Competition Winners Series), and at Merkin Concert Hall (Tuesday matinees series). Additional recitals include the Gilmore Rising Stars Series (Kalamazoo, MI), Washington Performing Arts “Music in the Country” series (DC), Macon Concert Association (GA), Atlantic Music Center (FL) and St. Vincent College Concert series (near Pittsburgh), where she receives the Father Joseph Bronder Memorial Piano Prize. She also appears a few times in Fort Worth, TX on behalf of the Cliburn Organization.
Featured concerto engagements in 15-16 include a special benefit performance with the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern, as well as with the Lexington (KY), Brazos Valley (TX) and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic orchestras, and with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock in Germany.
2015 summer festival highlights include Bravo! Vail Valley, the Highlands Chamber Music and Lake George Music Festivals, and a recital for Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series. She is also showcased prominently in the new documentary film about the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Virtuosity, which premiered on PBS in August 2015.
Fei-Fei has performed at Alice Tully Hall in recital as the winner of Juilliard’s 33rd Annual William Petschek Recital Award and as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Jeffrey Kahane. She has appeared as a soloist with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Austin Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Denver Philharmonic, and in China with the Shanxi and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras, working with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Randall Craig Fleisher, and John Giordano. Notable recitals include those at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Louvre, as well as The Cliburn’s spring 2015 Chopin Festival. She has also been featured numerous times on New York’s WQXR radio.
She is a member of the Aletheia Piano Trio, which debuted at the Kennedy Center in February 2014 as part of its Conservatory Project. Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, Fei-Fei also engages students and audiences through school and outreach concerts and master classes.
Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei began piano lessons at the age of 5. She moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Event Includes Concert, Wine & Hors D' Oeuvres
Doors open at 7:00pm- Concert begins at 7:30pm
- Dates January 14, 2017
- Admission $27 per Adult, $20 for Students Under 18
- Location Atlantic Music Center
- Address 25 S. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32904
- Phone (321) 768-2221
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