Eastman School saxophones featured in YSU concert

Chien Kwan Lin

Chien Kwan Lin

A concert featuring Chien-Kwan Lin, associate professor of Saxophone at the Eastman School of Music, and members of his saxophone class is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Bliss Hall Room 2326 on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, also features James Umble, YSU Dana School of Music professor of saxophone, and members of the YSU saxophone studio.

A master class where Lin will offer instruction to members of the YSU saxophone class, is open to the public for observation and is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Bliss Hall Room 2326. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.

Lin has appeared as soloist and guest artist with the U.S. Navy Band, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Portland (ME) Symphony, as well as the philharmonic and chamber orchestras of Boston, Rochester, Sichuan Province and Thailand. His performances have garnered excellent reviews by critics in New York and Boston. Recent appearances by Mr. Lin have included the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, Selmer Showroom (Paris), Steinway Hall (NYC), New England Saxophone Symposium, Texas Tech University International Saxophone Artists Series, U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, Saxorama Festival (Canada), Fromm Players of Harvard University, and the Formosa Chamber Music Society of New York.

He has presented master classes across the U.S. and internationally. Since winning top prizes in Singapore’s National Music Competition four consecutive times (violin category), Lin has enjoyed a multi-faceted career. He won a Best Conductor Award at Singapore’s National Band Leaders Festival, and also worked for several years as a jazz violinist. In addition, he has appeared as orchestral violinist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Indian Hill Symphony, and the Hannover (NH) Chamber Orchestra.

For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.