Youth Orchestra, CYCNY 紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團

175 Willoughby St. #2A, Brooklyn, NY 11201

T. 718-834-8904


Youth Orchestra, CYCNY Annual Concert 2013 at Lincoln Center (News Release)




Patsy Chen, Artistic Director

Youth Orchestra, CYCNY

CP. 917-912-8288


Youth Orchestra, CYCNY, a Queens-based youth orchestra will present its 11th Annual Concert at Lincoln Center on Saturday, May 25, 8 PM at Alice Tully Hall.

Maestro Chijen Christopher Chung will lead more than 70 young musicians to perform works of Classical, Popular, Broadway and Asian Music.


The highlights of this concert will be:


The US premiere of renowned Taiwanese composer- Ma Shui-Longs Searching Guzheng Concerto for Guzheng and Orchestra, Will feature the most prominent Guzheng artist of Taiwan, Ms. Huang Hao-Yun, to be the soloist for this fascinatingly unique and innovative piece of music.


Also featuring the orchestras faculty Chi-Ching Grace Lin, she would be the soloist performing, the amazing work by American young composer, Andrew Bealls Dance of Identity from Affirmation for Solo Percussion and Orchestra.


There will be the World Premiere of American composer, James Margoshess

Symphonic Dance from Fame - the Musical.






Other works including:


Gioacchino Rossini - William Tell Overture


John Rutter - O Waly, Waly


Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No.2

Chinese Folk Song - Kang Ding Love Song


Sch霵berg-Lowden / Selections from "Les Miserables"



Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 8 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater

(Broadway at 65th Street, New York, NY 10023)

Tickets: $55, $45, $35


(20% off for StudentsSeniors

Available at:

Alice Tully Hall Box Office 212.875.5050

CenterCharge 212.721.6500

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INFO: 718.834.8904 Patsy Chen






Gioacchino Rossini - William Tell Overture


John Rutter - O Waly, Waly


Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No.2


Ma Shui-Long - "Searching " Concerto for Gu-Zheng and Orchestra (US Premiere)

Huang Hao-Yin, Gu-Zheng Soloist




Andrew Beall - Dance of Identity from Affirmation for Solo Percussion and Orchestra

Chi-Ching Grace Lin, Percussion Soloist


Chinese Folk Song - Kang Ding Love Song


Sch霵berg-Lowden / Selections from "Les Miserables"


Steve Margoshes - Symphonic Dance from FAME-The Musical (World Premiere)









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Youth Orchestra, CYCNY


C:\Users\Hsiu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\1A.JPGThe Youth Orchestra is a Queens-based Youth Orchestra since 1996. The orchestra holds its open audition in the fall for new members; it meets for rehearsal on each Saturday from 1-4 PM, at MS 158 in Bayside, Queens, from October to June. Our excellent faculty members are; ChiJen Christopher Chung/conductor & string;

Chiwei Chang /woodwind; Lovell Chang/brass; Chi-Ching Grace Lin/percussion.


The orchestra presents two formal concerts annually. One free Holiday Concert for the community during holiday season in Queens; and one Annual Concert at Lincoln Center in spring. The orchestra also performs concerts for community service at nursing homes. In some summers, this orchestra organized concert tours to West Coast, Europe and Asia. The 7th Asia Tour was in the summer of 2012, visited Japan and Taiwan for concerts and sight-seeing.


Our mission is to provide the multicultural and orchestral experiences to talented and serious young music students age 10-18, with our unique repertories of Classical, Popular, Jazz, Film, Broadway and Asian Music. We commission and promote works by American and Asian composers.


Our program is sponsored, in part by the Public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; other sponsors including: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York; and its Culture Center, and Taipei Cultural Center.





Chijen Christopher Chung , Conductor

A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Christopher Chung began his musical studies in piano, violin and cello at the ages of five and nine. Following a successful musical career in high school, he attended the National Taiwan Normal University where he majored in cello and was awarded the Certificate of Music Education.
Upon moving to the United States, Mr. Chung studied under the tutelage of master cellist Peter Wiley (of the famed Guarneri String Quartet), at the prestigious Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Cello Performance.

In addition to his academic credentials, Mr. Chungs wide professional experience encompasses symphony orchestra and chamber music performances, conducting, teaching, studio recording and administration. He has served as Associate Principal Cellist of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist of the Yin-Qi Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Principal Cellist of the Yin-Qi Chamber Orchestra in Taiwan. He has also performed with the Chinese Community Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus String Quartet and Piano Trio.
Mr. Chungs teaching positions include the Guang-Ren High School, Xi-Men Elementary School, Guan-Du Christian College in Taiwan and, in the United States, Music Director and cello and piano instructor at the Song of Songs Music School, Eastern School of Music and Amadeus Conservatory of Music. In 2003, he served as Director and featured cellist for the world premiere of an original Chinese-language adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Hwa-Sun Culture Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

A long-time string faculty member and this seasons conductor of Youth Orchestra, CYCNY, Mr. Chung is proud to have performed with the orchestra as soloist in Elgars Cello Concerto, at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

Mr. Chung has long believed that music has the power to transform lives, to transcend cultures and languages and to bring people together in important and lasting ways. It is for this reason that he dedicates his life toward inspiring a new generation of young musicians to pursue their dreams through the challenging and life-changing process of music education.






Huang Hao-Yin, Guzheng


Huang Hao-Yin was born and raised in Taipei City. She obtained her Degree of Bachelor of Law in Economics from National Chung Hsing University and graduated from the Chinese Music Division of Music Department, Chinese Cultural University, majoring in Guzheng and Guqin (Chinese Zithers). She studied Guzheng under the tutorial of Professor Liang Tsai-Ping, Professor Chen Loui-Shih, Professor Cheng Te-Yuan and Professor Wang Hai-Yan. She also studied Guqin under the tutorial of Professor Sun Yu-Qin, minored in Piano instructed by Professor Wu Ji-Fang, studied composition under the instructions of Professor Ma Shui-Long, Professor Zhang Bang-Yan and Professor He Zhan-Hao, and learned Koto instructed by Kazue Kawashima, as well as Conducting instructed by Professor Mark A. Graveson. Huang is presently working as a full-time professor in the Department of Chinese Music, Chinese Culture University, teaching Guzheng and Guzheng ensemble.

Huang was granted the Fourth World-wide Chinese Cultural & Artistic Heritage Awards, honors from Research Grant from the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan and many other prizes and honors. She has held 22 solo music concerts so far, which include the solo performances at Taipei National Concert Hall in April 1991, March 1992 and October 2003, and the solo performances at Chih-Teh Hall of Kaohsiung Culture Center in November 1987, April 1991 and September 2003, as well as a number of solo performances at the Taichung Chung-Hsing Hall and other local culture centers in Taiwan. Huang was invited to give dozens of lecture recitals in the local universities. Moreover, she had performed in Korea, France, Japan and Thailand, and was invited twice to present her papers in the Symposium of International Council held in Korea. In 1991, she released a CD album of her Guzheng selections, Sentiments for the Yangtse River, accompanied by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. In 1992, Huang participated in the recording of the album collections (CD) of Asian Gu Zheng Masters Performance Series. In 1993, Huang released a CD album of her Guzheng collections, Liang-Juh Chinese Zither Concerto, accompanied by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. To sum up, she had released five cassettes albums, two LP albums, three CD albums, and publications such as Collections of Guzheng Music Scores, A Study on the Performing Art of Zheng Music, A Study of Sixty-eight Ban Zheng Compositions and A Selected Anthology of Taiwanese Zheng Music and an Essay on Zheng Compositions by Huang Hao-Yin, etc. along with many other essays and music compositions.

The premiere works performed by Huang include the Song of National Rebirth by Cheng Jung-Hsing; the Formosa Spring Breezes and Sweet Dews, Song of Victory, The Rainbow Fairies, Wishes, Songs of Spring, Seeking for the Dream and Flowers Dance by Huang Hao-Yin; the Song of Finding the Hidden Land by Lu Yan; the Autumn Tour (I) by Zhang Bang-Yan; the Lighthouse by Liu Chun-Ming; the Sentiments for the Yangtse River and Spring in Miao Mountain by Chou Cheng-Lung; A Couple of Peacocks Flying Southeast Concerto of Guzheng and Liang-Juh Chinese Zither Concerto by He Zhan-Hao; Phantasy for Gu-Zheng and String Quartet by Gordon Shi-Wen Chin; Zhao Yun Fei by Liang Ming-Yue ; Sequences IV for Gu Zheng and Noseflute and Bamboo Jews-harp by Chien Shan-Hua; Song of Songs by Hsu Ya-Ming; and Searching for Cheng Solo by Ma Shui-Long. Huang also gave following performances: premiere recording of invited creation, Labyrinth Promenade III for Gu Zheng Solo by Pan Hwang-Long; premiere performance of conducting of Ga Da Mei Lin by Chu Kuang-Ching and The Eight Diagrams in Chinese Mythology by Wu Yuan-Fang.









Chi-Ching Grace Lin, Percussion


Taiwanese percussionist Chi-Ching Grace Lin maintains a varied chamber music and orchestra career in new york city area. Chi-Ching has performed with Dicapo opera, the Metropolitain opera orchestra, Teatro Grattacielo opera, National Choral, Binghamton Philharmonic, Riverside Symphony, New York Asian Symphony Orchestra, New Amsterdam Orchestra,Westfield Symphony Orchestra,Colonial Symphony, Park Chamber Symphony Orchestra,Centre Symphony Orchestra,Metro Chamber Orchestra in venues such as Lincol Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Version Hall in Philadelphia, Washington DC, New Jersey, Honk Kong, China and Japan. As soloist Chi-Ching was feature as marimba soloist in Day of Percussion Festival in NYC in 2001 and 2002 and also obtained the excellent performance of chamber ensemble award. In 2008 Chi-Ching premiered Andrew Beall's percussion concerto at Lincoln center with CYCNY. She also can be found on Andrew Beall's solo percussion album "Deliverance". As chamber musician,Chi-Ching has appeared with the Talujon Percussion group, Tam Dun Percussion group and 20th Century Contemporary Ensemble.Chi-Ching received her Master's degree and Professional Studies Diploma from Queens College and Mannes College the new school for music where she studied with Michael Lipsy, Michael Werner, Jim Priess, Barry Centanni and Glenn Valez. Chi-Ching is the percussion faculty of the Chinese Youth Orchestra of New York since 2006.