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Graduating Student Recital • DIVERSE STYLES AND FORMS OF CLASSICAL PIANO • Jinyue Gu, piano

Tuesday • April 25, 2023   |   11:00 am 12:00 pm

Free – $20.00

All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to amplify, and who’s in the room for their event while also considering how to use performance spaces in innovative ways and how to truly engage audiences and create interactive music experiences. 

Jinyue Gu is a student of Andrius Zlabys.

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Jinyue Gu, praised as “very motivated and enthusiastic young pianist who loves to perform” in Capital Normal University graduation ceremony, is a classical pianist, chamber pianist and teacher. He is a performer with a sensitive heart who will devote life to the music career. As a pianist, He plays not only solo piece but also the chamber music which make him feel comfortable by working together to create the unique music.

In the upcoming times, he will be pleasured to create the best musical sound for audience by holding a concert by himself. And then, he can bring his thoughts to the audience and students.

Like every classical musician, Jinyue started to learn to play piano at a very young age. A lot of people say he didn’t really have a childhood but he thinks that was a part of the diversity of my childhood. When Jinyue was 5 years old, his mother noticed his interest in music and she signed him up for an after school piano class. That was his initial contact with piano and record lessons that he could not go without it since then. Jinyue likes rhythmic things and believed the sound of the piano is so fascinating. His mother often took him to concerts and music shows in the hope that one day he will have his own percussion performance. His bond with piano and classical music was inseparable.

Recognized for him as a soloist, his solid education background has prepared him well in many music competitions that led him to win lots of prizes since primary school. He has lots of experience performing on stage, such as performing in master classes and student recitals in China and Italy. In the past years, he was the person who had willingness to take challenges with competitive ability to success. In 2017, he was the champion of Schumann International Music Competition Chinese Qualifying Campaign. Shortly after this international performance experience, he won the first prize in “Italy Grosseto piano festival” by playing Sergei Rachmaninoff “Etudes Tableaux Op39.No5”.

Jinyue received the bachelor degree of piano performance from Capital Normal University, China in 2020 and he is pursuing master degree of piano by studying with Professor Spencer Myer and Professor Andruis Zlabys in Longy School of Music. He was also a graduate fellow in collaborative piano that he collaborates with different musicians. His experience with meeting many professors and students from different countries has given him a rich learning experience. Jinyue also taught music in a youth club. He taught piano and music theory for primary school students and also designed courses for students and worked as a practice partner.

As a musician, he believes Music is like life itself, inherently unpredictable and often surprising, and at its best when breathing freely and carving its own path. The communal experience of perceiving sounds as Music can create universal and timeless connections and allows us to transcend our human nature. Music reveals our true nature, and the act of creating music is the most humbling experience, sharing indiscriminately our flaws, wonders, torments, and joys. And the process of creating and experiencing Music can bring us together regardless of cultural, linguistic, and artistic differences and correlates to universal Life.


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Tuesday • April 25, 2023
11:00 am 12:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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