Jenny Lin, Tania Tachkova & James Reynolds

Teaches at 92nd Street Y

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her performances have taken her to venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Miller Theatre, MoMA and the Whitney Museum, as well as at Chopin, Archipel, Flanders, Ars Musica, BAM's Next Wave and Spoleto USA Festivals. Highlights of this season include appearances with Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI in Italy, SWR Rundfunkorchester in Germany and an Asia Tour to Singapore and Malaysia. Her recordings can be found on Koch International Classics, Hänssler Classic, BIS Records.

She is also the subject of the documentary, Zahara, by Elemental Films Spain. Jenny studied with Noel Flores at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, with Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory (Artist Diploma) in Baltimore, and with Dominique Weber in Geneva. She also worked with Richard Goode and Blanca Uribe in New York, and with Dimitri Bashkirov and Andreas Staier at the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Cadenabbia, Italy. In addition, she received her bachelor's degree in German Literature from the Johns Hopkins University. Jenny has been on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y Music School since 2005.

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Pianist Tania Tachkova has been praised by critics for performances that are “white-hot” and “very impressive.” She has appeared as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe at prestigious venues such as the Wiener Saal at Mozarteum (Austria), Centro de Bellas Artes and Museo del Arte (Puerto Rico), Harris Hall (Aspen), Sarasota Opera House (Sarasota), the National Palace of Culture and the Great Bulgaria Hall (Bulgaria). She has been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra of the State Academy of Music (Sofia), Shoumen Philharmonic, Razgrad Philharmonic and with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the 2006 Concerto Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television, including WQXR, WITF and Bulgarian National Television.

In 2010 she released the critically acclaimed CD Song to My Love with bassoonist Maria Wildhaber on MSR Records; a recording characterized in the press as “a fantastic release” and “highly recommended.” Their second CD, Eastern Discoveries, was released in the summer of 2014, also on MSR Records, and includes rarely recorded works for bassoon and piano by Eastern European composers. Ms. Tachkova earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York City. Ms. Tachkova is a Steinway artist.

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Jamie Reynolds is a freelance jazz pianist in New York City. He teaches group piano and private jazz piano and composition lessons at the 92nd Street Y. Jamie is very active on the jazz scene and performs regularly with some of New York's finest musicians. He has toured across Canada and the United States and Europe and can be heard regularly in clubs around the city. Jamie received a Bachelor of Music with honors in jazz performance from the University of Toronto.

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