International competition winning ensemble Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by world renowned husband and wife concert pianists and recording artists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. Known for its adrenalized performances, this dynamic Duo has performed in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, China, and the US to both critical and audience acclaim. Duo Beaux Arts has been featured on Fox4 Morning Blend TV, Maine Public, Venice Magazine, Asian-Trend Magazine, OutClique Magazine, World Journal New York, the Lancaster News, WFSQ-FM Classical Radio, and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Season highlights include concerto engagements with South Florida Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s concerto for two pianos, debut recitals at Romanza Festivale, Swan City Piano Festival, Beethoven for Miami Festival, and the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., as well as tours in Hungary and Canada. Duo Beaux Arts is represented by Lisa Sapinkopf Artists.
Born in Taiwan, Dr. Catherine Lan has concertized across the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Her highly acclaimed performances have been featured at WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. Featured as guest artist at Bowdoin International Music Festival,
Karlovac Piano Festival, and Rovinj Summer Festival, Dr. Lan will be making her Ireland debut this season.
A soloist with Milwaukee Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, British-Columbia Chamber, and Edmonton Symphony, Dr. Lan is also an avid chamber musician; she has collaborated with Itamar Zorman, James Buswell, David Requiro, Ayano Ninomiya, Aspen String Trio, Henschel String Quartet, Maxwell String Quartet, Naples Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, to name a few. She is the pianist at Duo Beaux Arts, Duo Arpeggione, Duo Formosa, Tallinn Piano Trio, Delray Piano Trio, Atlantic Piano Trio, and Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble.
Received her Bachelor of Music from University of British-Columbia, Master of Music from Indiana University (Bloomington), and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Miami, Dr. Lan serves on the faculty of Broward College and she is also the co-artistic director of Rosemary Duffy Larson Classical Series. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records. www.catherinelan.com
Described by critics as possessing “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald)as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American concert pianist and Steinway Artist Tao Linhas performed across Asia, North America, and Europe. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including Moscow Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Atlantic Classical, and Knoxville Civic. As a recitalist, he has appeared at Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller University, Chautauqua Institute, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), and Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway. A devoted chamber musician, Lin has concertized as a member of Berlin Piano Quartet, St Petersburg Piano Quartet, and Brahms Piano Quartet. He has also appeared in concerts with Aspen Trio, Miami, Bergonzi, Alcon, Ying, Shanghai, and Rosalyra String Quartets, as well as distinguished musicians such as Elmar Oliveira, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, William De Rosa, Charles Castleman, Eugenia Zukerman, Claudio Bohorquez, to name a few. A frequent pianist and lecturer at the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Mainly Mozart Festival, MusicMountain Chamber Music Festival, Arts Rolla Festival, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, and Festival Miami, Lin is currently a visiting professor of Shanghai Normal University and a piano faculty at Bowdoin International Music Festival. Lin records for Centaur Records, Naxos, and Artek labels. www.taolinpianist.com