Review: At Juilliard Festival, the Stunning Sounds of China Today
NY Times - Guo Wenjing’s “Wild Grass” (2006), here in its Western Hemisphere premiere, is a concerto for erhu, a two-stringed fiddle played upright in the performer’s lap. Buskers in subway stations have made its penetrating sound familiar to many New Yorkers. As it happens, the Taiwanese-born violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, is also a virtuoso on the erhu, and he gave a brilliant performance.
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Two Strings Attached
The Juilliard School’s annual festival of contemporary music, Focus!, set itself a fascinating problem this year with its concentration on Chinese composers. As the festival director, Joel Sachs, explains in the program book, many composers active in China continue to use traditional Chinese instruments, which Juilliard does not teach, and the whole point of the festival is to involve students. But in the concluding orchestral concert, on Friday, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, a viola student, will play the solo part in Guo Wenjing’s “Wild Grass,” a concerto for erhu, the traditional two-string fiddle, played upright. Mr. Lin’s virtuosity on the erhu is well displayed in this song, “Parting After Wedding.” JAMES R. OESTREICH
CNA 中央通訊社 -「新亞室內樂協會」團員吳天心小姐(小提琴)、林維洋先生(中提琴)、陳南呈先生(大提琴)及陳孜怡小姐(鋼琴)除演奏「布拉姆斯：G小調第一號鋼琴四重奏」，林維洋先生並以二胡搭配弦樂演奏「黃昏的故鄉」、「四季紅」及「綠島小夜曲」等耳熟能詳之臺灣民謠，全團嗣與阿根廷手風琴家Juan Pablo Jofre合奏多首探戈曲風之樂曲，在現場觀眾熱烈掌聲及安可聲下，團員演奏安可曲—巴國最知名民謠「Ypacaraí湖的回憶」(Recuerdo de Ypacaraí)，其音樂感動現場所有觀眾，掌聲久久不絕於耳。
New Asia Chamber Music Society presents New Asia Chamber Music Society with Zhang Fang, Piano in Review
NY Concert Review - ... Their mission statement says that they are “committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the chamber music repertoire drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture.” This concert shows that they are certainly succeeding in their mission... Each work was played with fine intonation, attention to detail and with the cohesiveness of an ensemble that had played together for a long time. The Debussy was performed by violinists William Wei and Ji In Yang, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Grace Ho.
Spotlight TAP NY - The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is a classical group committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the chamber music repertoire, infusing contemporary Asian culture into the canon of western classical music. Founded in 2010, the organization has since been hailed by New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players”.
Oberon's Gorve - Sunday July 19th, 2015 - The second in Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 3-concert summer series took place on a sweltering day. Outdoors, people were wilting from the intense heat and humidity, but in the cool, classical cavern of Alice Tully Hall, another capacity audience drew both physical comfort and spiritual sustenance from a well-devised and admirably played programme.
NY Times - One of the most striking features of Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor is the textural richness created by techniques including double stopping, in which two notes are played simultaneously. Given the work’s allure, it receives surprisingly infrequent airings. But listeners had a chance to admire the score’s many charms during a passionate performance by the Amphion String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday evening, in a concert presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Amphion String Quartet Holiday Performance at Tilles Center
Lib Magazine - On December 14, 2014, the celebrated Amphion String Quartet played a special holiday performance at Tilles Center of CW Post Long Island University in Brookville. The quartet consists of talented violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin along with cellist Mihai Marica; all of whom possess a seemingly infinite talent and dynamic which, in true holiday form, was simply magical.
A Nostalgia Ride With a Driving Ensemble Behind the Wheel
Amphion String Quartet Performs at Alice Tully Hall
NY Times - At a single concert on Sunday at Alice Tully Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s audience got what amounted to two recitals for the price of one. That was the good news.
The bad news was that the two had precious little to say to each other. The result was an oddly disjointed evening that felt less than the sum of its estimable parts.
Recital No. 1, featuring the focused, forceful young Amphion String Quartet, was an immersion in the sweaty afterglow of Romanticism in the first decades of the 20th century. Opening the concert were sharply detailed performances of two works that pushed forward Wagner’s lushly overripe chromaticism.
Amphion String Quartet Takes Carnegie Hall by Storm
Feast of Music - Many of today’s leading classical artists kicked off their careers by winning Concert Artists Guild's Victor Elmaleh Competition—the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, and Klezmer clarinet extraordinaire David Krakauer, to name a few. So, what better way to spend a Tuesday night than to attend the Carnegie Hall debut of one of CAG’s 2011 winners, the Amphion String Quartet?
New Tang Dynasty TV 新唐人电视台 - 11月16日晚在茱莉亚音乐学院舞台上，台湾音乐学子林维洋，将在歌剧《同学》纽约首演中用二胡参与演绎现代歌剧。一起来看一看。林氏姐弟一直是纽约台湾社区音乐活动的积极参与者，同时也经常受邀参加纽约主流社会音乐表演，用他们华人独特的音乐感悟和才能，为纽约乐坛注入华人的因素。新泽西RUTGERS大学在读博士生林雨洁：〝其实这是个很特别很棒的机会，就讲既然我们都出国了，把中国的音乐带出来的话，那是最棒的 。〞
NY Times - Mr. Perlman, playing first violin, offered lines of supple charm in the opening Allegro, answered in kind by the violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin. Mr. Perlman’s execution was not always precise, but his deeply engaged playing still conveyed its long-familiar generosity. The two violists traded seats for the Adagio; then it was Molly Carr who echoed Mr. Perlman’s singing leads.