My mom made her New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1997, and ever since, this concert hall has been our home. As a family, we’ve built traditions around Mom’s annual recitals – eating at our favorite sushi restaurant pre-concert, sneaking out to buy flowers while mom rehearses, eating instant ramen with an egg stirred in to celebrate post-concert. Our friends backstage at Carnegie Hall watched our family grow up, each year commenting how my brother and I became more and more handsome (we don’t disagree!) When I had my solo debut recital in 2006, it meant the world to me to have the same team support me backstage.
However, every journey begins with a goodbye – from here, we will be packing our bags and performing all over the country. But for now, we are practicing harder than ever before to put on the concert of our lives this October to thank Weill Recital Hall, our family at Carnegie Hall, and our family’s supporters who have come out to listen to our music for the last twenty years.
(Takes you to Carnegie’s website)