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May 2, 2006 > Benefit Concert by Chloe Pang, Pianist of Critical Acclaim, in Fremont

Benefit Concert by Chloe Pang, Pianist of Critical Acclaim, in Fremont

by Venkat Raman

At the tender age of 11, Chloe Pang, a Bay Area native, was recognized with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra Taghioff Award at its 2003 piano competition.  She is not much older now, but has garnered critical acclaim with a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations while she was still just 12 years old. 

"[I] fell in love with the Aria when I was 9," said Pang, adding, "[I] had the honor of working on excerpts with world renowned Baroque authority, Laurette Goldberg."  Goldberg commented, "Chloe's performance reflects her affection and devotion to this great work ... Her knowledge of the style is impressive."  Dr. Joseph Polisi, President of the Juilliard School, said, "To play, never mind record, the Goldberg Variations at any age is impressive; it's an amazing feat for a pianist as young as Chloe."

Chloe made her New York debut at Columbia Artists' CAMI Hall, performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman" for television, and at Boston's Jordan Hall for Public Radio International's "From the Top," hosted by Christopher O'Riley.

This talented young musician can be heard in Fremont on May 6 in a private, intimate setting where she will be playing a variety of selections from master composers Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt.  This concert is organized by the Fremont Symphony Guild and requires reservations. Proceeds will benefit the Fremont Symphony Orchestra.

Chloe Pang concert will be on May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Art & Joan Kimber in Fremont.  Meet at 2:30 at 40000 Canyon Heights Drive for a shuttle to the Kimber Residence.  Cost is $35 per person.  Reservations are required.  Please send check (payable to Fremont Symphony Guild) to Phyllis Merrifield, 38655 Beloit Street, Fremont, CA 94536.  Call (510) 793-5108 for more information.

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