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Renowned Piano, Cello Duo to Perform Saturday at Jonsson Hall

Gloria Lin and Jesus Castro-Balbi

Pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Tickets are free for UT Dallas students and staff with a Comet Card, $15 for general admission and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 972-883-2552.

With a program that includes pieces from Beethoven and Bernstein, the duo of pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi is scheduled to play this weekend on the UT Dallas campus.  

The duo is hailed for its sensitive, passionate and imaginative performances. The husband-and-wife team has developed a worldwide following, regularly touring the Americas, Europe and Asia since 1996.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Jonsson Performance Hall

Lin and Castro-Balbi are on the faculty at Texas Christian University and at Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colo.

Lin has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Kosciuszko Foundation, the United Nations and many other renowned venues. She has been featured in prominent national and international media, including American Public Media’s "Performance Today." She was educated at The Juilliard School, the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she received the United States Presidential Award, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the Manhattan School of Music.

Lin also earned a doctor of music degree in piano performance with a minor in theory at Indiana University at Bloomington, studying piano and chamber music. She regularly leads master classes at Beijing’s Central Conservatory as well as at the National Conservatory in Lima and the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Mexico, among other institutions.

Castro-Balbi performs in concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. He also performs at the Aspen, Cartagena and Lincoln Center festivals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He is featured in 12 CDs and has presented 54 world premiere performances and recordings, including 22 works written for him by prominent composers. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur at Lyon, Indiana University at Bloomington and Yale University and holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Juilliard.

Tickets for the concert are free for UT Dallas students and staff with a Comet Card, $15 for general admission and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 972-883-2552.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].

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