17-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Kicks Off First of Three Lancaster International Piano Festival Concerts at The Trust
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LANCASTER, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2022) – The Trust Performing Arts Center will partner with Lancaster International Piano Festival (LIPF) during the 2022-23 season for three concerts featuring some of the world’s best musicians.
The first LIPF concert is set for 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Great Hall of The Trust, 37 N. Market St., downtown Lancaster, and will feature award-winning virtuosic prodigy Qianxiang “Daniel” Ma, a 17-year-old junior at Lancaster Mennonite High School.
Ma, who has been studying piano with Dr. Xun Pan since the age of 14, will perform works by Beethoven and Chopin. He has won several prizes in many international piano competitions, including first prize in the Junior Group at the Lancaster International Piano Festival Piano Competition as well as the Golden Prize and the Best Performance of Liszt Piano Works Prize at the World Piano Teachers Association International Piano Competition.
The LIPF concert series will continue at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Trust with a joint performance by Ma’s instructor, Xun Pan, and cellist Hai-Ye Ni. Pan, a Steinway artist, has been internationally recognized and awarded, and Ni is the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal cellist who’s been praised as “soulfully expressive” by the Washington Post.
Then at 7:30 p.m. May 5, the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble will close the 2022-23 series. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to presenting high-quality performances of chamber music repertoire and is comprised of Simon Maurer, violin; Dana Allaband, violin; Agnès Maurer, viola; Ai-Lin Hsieh, cello; and Xun Pan, piano.
Daniel is part of Lancaster Mennonite School’s Advanced Music Program, to learn more about this program click the button below.