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Artist in Residence: Ting Luo – Piano Performance and Talk & New Arts Collaboration
May 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ting will be performing a few selections from ‘Green’, a piano suite work-in-progress coming from the concept of healing. While people are in various circumstances in everyday life, facing struggles in situations such as stress, isolation, and loss… ‘Green’ seeks to give people a space to meditate, refresh, and connect to their inner selves. The composition applies multidisciplinary practices, including performing arts and sound arts with the mediums of piano playing, field recordings, found objects, and electronics. For the other part of the event, Ting will showcase piano performance with audiovisuals created by fellow composers and visual artists from New Arts Collaboration, an interdisciplinary art project for sound and multimedia based in the Bay Area. The pieces speak about the past and current in the context of culture and language. It relates to the aesthetics of space and the sound of living in space, to discover one’s awareness towards self-realization, imagination, and responses towards their surroundings.
Name of Artist: Ting Luo
Dates of Residency: May 2 – May 15
Ting Luo will continue her composition process for ‘Green’, a piano and multimedia suite involving multidisciplinary practice including piano performing, field recordings, found objects, and electronics. There will be a showcase at the residency featuring a few pieces from ‘Green’. Meanwhile, Ting Luo will be hosting an audiovisual event for New Arts Collaboration (NAC). She will be sharing her thoughts about collaboration and featuring a few multimedia works presented by NAC and fellow artists.
As a piano recitalist, Ting Luo (Tingyuan Luo) performed in venues including Center for New Music and Old First Concerts in San Francisco. In September 2017, Ting Luo was invited to play and speak in a series of solo piano recitals and lecture recitals in prestigious venues in China such as Gulangyu Concert Hall, Guangxi University and Sichuan Teachers’ University in China.
Winning of many of national and international awards, Ting Luo is the award recipient of The 2019 United States International Music Competition, The 2018 Piano Competition of Montecito International Music Festival in California, The 2017 China-ASEAN Youth Piano Competition, The 2017 Pearl River-Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition, The 2017 Steinway International Youth Piano Competition.
Since 2020, Ting Luo has curated and served as executive and artistic director for the multimedia music and art project New Arts Collaboration, collaborating with artists from composers to visual artists. Her collaborators include composers Belinda Reynolds, Jean Ahn, Christopher Cerrone, Chatori Shimizu, and visual artists Loraine Wible, Charles Woodman and Jo Ho, etc. The multimedia works by NAC have been selected and featured in CAPMT-MTNA Artists Panel Webinar, The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Digital Shorts Film Festival, Fresh Inc Festival, New Music Gathering Conference/Festival, Old First Concert Series, The Center of New Music and Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium.
Ting Luo serves as the chair of Contemporary Competition of CAPMT-MTNA (SF-Bay Area District). She is an active member and certified teacher at Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) and The Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California (CMTANC).
Ting Luo obtained the Master of Music degree on solo piano performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Through her piano career, she received instructions from legendary pianist such as Daniel Pollack, Roger Woodward, Peter Takács and so on.
Artist’s Social Media:
NAC Project: https://newartscollaboration.org/
NAC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewArtsCollaboration/
With thanks and acknowledgment:
Programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.