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Lin, Song to perform violin, piano concert

Swang Lin and Hyeyoung Song

Violinist Swang Lin and pianist Hyeyoung Song will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center at Weatherford College. This is the final piano series concert before the inaugural WC International Piano Competition on Saturday, April 27.

Lin, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, performs on the “Eugenie, ex-Mackenzie,” a violin built around 1685 by Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari and on loan to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association.

He is the associate concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and was previously the concertmaster with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra in California. Lin has been a guest concertmaster with the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in Florida and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.

Lin has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. His performances have been heard nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” “Good Morning America” and on PBS.

Song is WC’s artist-in-residence and piano instructor. She performed a world concert tour in 2016 and performed a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. She has toured extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. Locally, she has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Giordano.

She has been invited to perform and instruct master classes at Southwestern University, Texas Woman's University, Erskine College, the Spain Gijon International Piano Festival, Stony Brook International Piano Festival in New York and at Ewha Woman's University in Korea.