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Chopin Foundation Hosts Acclaimed Pianist Mei-Ting Sun at Rosenstiel School

Mei Ting Sun

Miami, Fla. — December 23, 2009 — Join the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, as it partners with the Chopin Foundation of the United States in welcoming critically acclaimed concert pianist Mei-Ting Sun. The recital will take place on Sunday, January 17 at 4 p.m. in the Rosenstiel School Auditorium located at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Fla. (next to the Miami Seaquarium.) Tickets are $25 and include a waterfront wine and hors d’oeuvres reception following the recital: they can be purchased by calling 305-421-4061 or emailing clovinsky@rsmas.miami.edu

Mei-Ting began his life on the stage at the prestigious Spring of Shanghai Festival at the age of five. Since then he has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert halls and performing arts centers, such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Orchestra Hall in Minnesota, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Tonhalle in Zurich, Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw, and Obecni Dum in Prague.

In 2008 he was invited to perform for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, in honor of an award presented to Nobel Laureate Al Gore. In total, his career has led him to celebrated performances in 19 countries on five continents.

He has won numerous prestigious awards, including unanimous first prizes in the Chopin Foundation’s 7th National Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 (U.S.A.) and the first Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition in 2002. Throughout his concertizing career, he has received many rave reviews from major newspapers such as The New York Times (“Stunningly fluid”) and The Boston Globe (“A miracle of lightness, speed, and precision of articulation and pianistic shimmer.”)

NOTE: Special tickets for University of Miami students are available for $10.

About the Chopin Foundation of the United States
Founded by Mrs. Blanka A. Rosenstiel in 1977, the Chopin Foundation stemmed from the First National Chopin Piano Competition held in Miami in 1975 under the auspices of the American Institute of Polish Culture. For more information, visit www.chopin.org.

About the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu.

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