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Musical Storefronts: Xavier Foley, double bass & Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin, piano

April 2 at 11 am, 12 & 1 pm

Xavier Foley Bio

Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin Bio


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  –  Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008           
Menuette 1 & 2

XAVIER FOLEY  –  Always on the Move for Double Bass and Piano

XAVIER FOLEY  –  Etude No. 10 “The Dance” for solo double bass

XAVIER FOLEY  –  Irish Fantasy for solo double bass              
(based on a folk song "The Clergymans Lamentation")

REINHOLD GLIERE  –  Intermezzo & Tarantella, Op. 9


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin

Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin is an active and sought-after collaborative pianist, who began her musical studies at an early age on the piano, violin, viola, and er-hu. Soon after, she began winning national competitions and awards on all four instruments in her native Taiwan.

Dr. Lin has made regular appearances in New York at Carnegie Hall and was invited to perform with the Trinity Church Concert on Wall Street for their Festival Concert Series. She has served on the jury of the Steinway Society Competition, and has been staff accompanist at Rutgers University. She is currently a collaborative pianist at The Juilliard School, Mannes/New School, Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University, as well as a member of the piano faculty and accompanist for the Berkshire Summer Music, Westminster Piano High School Camp, 4string Music Festival, and QM International Music Center. In addition, Dr. Lin is the accompanist for the Hudson Valley International Competition, Rondo Competition, International Virtuoso Competition, and Camerata Artists International Competition. She was recently invited to accompany the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, and performed at the 2019 International Trombone Festival.

Dr. Lin received full scholarships while earning her BM, MM, and AD degrees at the University of Southern California in piano performance, studying with John Perry. She then received her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at Rutgers University with Daniel Epstein in 2015 on a full scholarship with a teaching assistantship, while balancing a busy schedule as a piano teacher, accompanist, and chamber musician.