“Every once in a while, there emerges a young performer who shows the promise of uniquness. Such is Allen Yueh, who, on his 15th birthday , turned in a performance marked by outstanding technique and maturity of interpretation… Remember his name.”
– The Times Herald Record
Last week I went to the concert that was held in the Salmagundi Club during the Junior Scholarship Show where I had my watercolor piece “The Arrival of the Train” (the large work in the pictures). This was my first time that I came to see an art of music at the club rather then the visual art, and I was absolutely amazed with the music that I have heard, as it was played by a true talent Allen Yueh, First Prize-Winner of the 2008 New York International Piano Competition. Yueh, who’s been performing in prestigious events and venues and winning highly regarded music and arts competitions for more than a decade was very happy to finally play at the Salmagundi Club, as the last year performance was canceled due to the snow storm.
The program included:
Franz Schubert: Impromptu, Op. 90;
Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 in f sharp Minor, Op.23;
Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op.20; Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1; Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35.
I was very surprised of the acoustics abilities of the upper gallery and it made me think that the rounded ceiling was designed for music events. The audience was thrilled with the performance and would not want Allen stop his unbelievable performance. We were so fortunate to have “the rising star in the world of young pianists” playing at the club. And I hope that te Salmagundi will be hosting Allen many more time.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you Allen!
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