Ivory Series March Edition will feature Le Bestiaire by accomplished French composer and pianist, Francis Poulenc. It was a live recitation by poet Apollinaire in 1919 that inspired the composer to set his texts to music; the resulting song cycle, Le Bestiaire, stands as the first of several convergences between Apollinaire’s poetry and Poulenc’s music.
A former student of Michael Ruiz at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Mei Lin is a classical pianist that holds a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with renowned teacher Zenon Fishbein. Mei Lin is the winner of the 1995 Artist International Competition in New York, and in the following year she was awarded the R. Rubinstein Award for Outstanding Woman Pianist in New York. She was also the winner of the Mleczyslaw Munz Piano Competition, Grace Welsh Prize for piano and finalist in the Andorra International Piano Competition.
Performing with Mei Lin will be Chi Hoe Mak on Baritone, Mei Foong Ang on Soprano, Anne Dé on paper art and dancer, Ix Wong.