Chinese Pianist, Cong Bi delivered a captivating performance to a packed audience in New York City’s illustrious Carnegie Hall on Friday (April 12) . The sold out show was enough to delight any classical music lover, and included Bi’s renditions of Beethoven’s Piano Sonato No. 23 in F Minor “Appassionata,” Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Presented by the Paulus Hook Music Foundation (PHMF), the concert commemorated 40 years of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. Bi’s solo piano recital attracted a diverse crowd that was a testament to the theme. There were high profile supporters of PHMF like Steven Fulop, the Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey veterans, leaders from the Chinese consulate in New York, and fixtures of the classical music world like Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma.
TFM got a chance to catch up with Cong Bi and the concert’s attendees at an exclusive reception following his performance. Watch the interviews below!