In 2013, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou was awarded seven concert prizes and was named a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He also won First Prize in the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. Before coming to the U.S. to study, he appeared with the China National Symphony Orchestra and won top prizes in the 2007 China International and the 2006 Gulangyu Piano Competitions in Xiamen and appeared as soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra.
Comprised of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is under the leadership of nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis has toured the world, sold nearly five million copies of his recordings, won a Pulitzer Prize for Music and serves as the cultural correspondent for CBS This Morning.
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Greg Rudnick associate professor of physics and astronomy will discuss how do astronomers study galaxies billions of light years away and billions of years in the past. He will talk about what a galaxy is, how scientists observe them, and how to study their evolution, even though the scale of time is far beyond a human lifetime.