Salon Series

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu

May 19, 6 PM


WATER MILL, NY 5/5/23— On Friday, May 19, 6pm, pianist Ching-Yun Hu will present a Salon Series program titled Rachmaninoff at 150—works composed or arranged by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) in celebration of the anniversary of his birth. Ching-Hun has performed sold-out concerts on the most prestigious international music stages. Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s classical music program featuring world-class performing in an intimate setting. Tickets are $25 for Museum Members, $35 for Adults (Nonmembers), and $20 for Students with ID and children.

The first half of the program includes Rachmaninoff’s well-known and tempestuous Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op. 3 No. 2, followed by the composer’s piano arrangements of Partita for Violin, No. 3 in E Major by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Cradle Song from Six Romances, Op. 16. The second half is dedicated to Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Études-Tableaux, Op. 39—performed by only the most virtuosic pianists due to their musical complexity and highly demanding technical challenges, including the accelerated tempi in Preludes No. 1 and No. 6, which also presents dramatic chromatic runs. 

A Taiwanese American pianist with an illustrious career, Ching-Yun has been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “first-class talent.” She has taken top prizes at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Competition and has astounded audiences as a soloist across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Taipei National Concert Hall, and Osaka’s Symphony Hall. Concerto engagements have included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Taiwan Philharmonic. In addition to her performing career, Ching-Yun is dedicated to fostering the next generation of musicians as an educator and through entrepreneurial and philanthropic initiatives.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.


Salon Series is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and the Jeanette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

Friday Night Programming is made possible, in part, by Weill-Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group.

The Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers, from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Ching-Yun Hu. Photo: Dario Acosta


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