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Beatrice Long

Beatrice Long, piano

Beatrice Long, one of the most sought-after pianists in her generation,  has performed as a soloist with Baltimore Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonia Estato de Mexico, National Symphony of Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Taipei, Jura Symphony Orchestra (France), New Amsterdam Symphony (New York), Festival Orchestra of Santa Barbara, and Ensemble du Monde among others.  A medalist in several international competitions including Cleveland International Competition, World Piano competitions of Cincinnati and the Taipei International Piano Competitions, Long’s rare combination of dramatic virtuosity and eloquent musicianship has captivated audiences in France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Central America and in the U.S.

As a recitalist she performed at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, Festivals of Champagne and Fontainebleau (France), Kunsthalle Appenzelle (Switzerland), Phillips Gallery (Washington D.C.), and the American Embassies in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras.  As a duo pianist with her sister Christina Long, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Taiwan National Theatre, Hangzhou Grand Theatre and Guangzhou’s Xinghai Theatre (China), Jordan Hall in Boston, Dallas Museum of Arts, International Piano Series and Spoletto Festival (Charleston, SC) and the Municipal Theatre of Eskesehir, Turkey.  A native of Taiwan, Ms. Long was invited to perform Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto for the President of Taiwan in the Presidential Palace. She has collaborated with musicians Ruggiero Ricci and Berl Senofsky.  Beatrice’s recordings (Naxos) have received critical acclaim from the BBC Magazine (U.K.) and The American Record Guide.  Her live and recorded performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio, CBC Canada, Radio France, and TV NY 1 among others.  The Long Duo’s 2011 release (Dorian sono Luminus) of two-piano concerti by Dana Suesse (world premier), Harl MacDonald and Vaughan Williams has been hailed by critics from Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Audiophile Audition and Arts Desk, London.

Born into a musical family in Taiwan, Ms. Long started piano with her mother Lillian Long.  After winning the top prizes in Taiwan National Competitions several times, she received full scholarships to come to the U.S. to study at the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Seymour Lipkin, Leon Fleisher and Enrique Graf. After graduating with honors, she worked closely with Gaby Casadesus in Paris and Fou Ts’ong in London.  Currently she resides in New Jersey where she serves as the Artistic Director and a co-founder of the National League of Performing Arts.

You'll find more information and a chance to preview recordings on her web site .