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PianoForte Foundation 10th Anniversary Salon Series LIVE on 98.7 WFMT
Weiwen Ma in Concert

WHAT: 10th Anniversary Season of PianoForte Foundation free concert broadcasted live on 98.7 WFMT, featuring pianist Weiwen Ma.

WHERE: 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605

WHEN: March 6, 2015 at 12 PM

WHO: Shanghai born Weiwen Ma has performed in Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall in Manhattan, the Aspen Music Festival Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Great Grand Theater and currently the Tuesday Musical Association. Ma won the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition (2009,) the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (2009,) placed third at the First Chinese International Piano Competition (2008,) and won prizes at The World Piano Competition, the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings, Kankakee Young Artist Piano Competition and the Thousand Islands Piano Competition. She has also been noted for premiering several works of award-winning composer and conductor Ruo Huang. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the Oberlin Conservatory. "I'm still not sure how Weiwen physically created the sophistication and finesse required to command the technical and musical magnitude of the Ravel or Chopin on an instrument whose tonal capacity and action were, shall we respectfully say, 'limited...' That is the signature of a fine artist." (Tuesday Musical Newsletter)

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About PianoForte Foundation: Established in 2005, PianoForte Foundation, is a leader in presenting innovative and accessible concert programming focused on the piano, such as the monthly radio broadcast Salon Series LIVE! on Chicago’s Fine Arts Station 98.7 FM WFMT, jazz offering and broadcasts on 90.9 WDCB, a family series and the new “Dinner With…” series and Commposer-in-the-Loft. The Foundation also awards annual scholarships for piano lessons to low-income children ages 6-12 and connects schools and community organizations with refurbished pianos through its signature piano donation program.


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