Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Friday, March 12, 2010
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Chinese-American Pianist Performs in Honor of Chopin’s 200th Birthday

Fremont, CA—In honor of Chopin’s 200th birthday, Chinese-American pianist Tao Lin’s March 20 performance at Ohlone College’s Smith Center will feature the Ballade in G minor and the B minor sonata, along with works by Scarlatti and Mozart. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tao Lin has performed in many cities across the world. Comments from critics include: “excellent facility and keen musical intelligence” (Miami Herald), “creative interpretation carried out with bravura technique and a prismatic sense of keyboard color” (Coral Gables Gazette), “Tao Lin took … mostly familiar works and turned them into adventures for the ears,” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette). Recent and upcoming engagements include the Kennedy Center and National Gallery in Washington, DC and performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Saint Louis, and Miami.

The concert is presented by Ohlone College Smith Center Presents!. Co-sponsors include the Mission San Jose Rotary Club and the Fremont Marriott. Tickets are $15 to $25 and may be purchased online at or through the box office at 510-659-6031.

For more information contact Walt Birkedahl at 510-659-6187 or


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