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Pianist Sam Haywood Demonstrates AirTurn At TEDxAsheville

Pianist Sam Haywood Demonstrates AirTurn At TEDxAsheville

TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a series of world renowned conferences based on the mission to disseminate "ideas worth spreading". Past speakers have included Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, and several Nobel Prize winners. The TEDx Talks are locally organized events based on the spirit of TED and designed to foster dialogue at the community level. Here, at a TEDx event in Asheville, North Carolina, classical pianist Sam Haywood gave a demonstration of his use of technology in performance, using an iPad to read sheet music, and an AirTurn BT-105 to turn the digital pages on his iPad hands free and wirelessly.

Recently, Haywood collaborated with famed violinist Joshua Bell in a recital at Carnegie Hall, and his use of the iPad and AirTurn was noted by The New York Times.

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Jenny Chai, Contemporary Pianist

Jenny Chai, Contemporary Pianist

Jenny Q Chai is an active pianist specializing in contemporary music. She has premiered numerous works by such composers as Nils Vigeland, John Slover, Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, Frederick Rzewski, among others. Ms. Chai introduced the concept of the prepared piano to Chinese audiences with the world premier of z"Mallet Dance" by John Slover at the Shanghai Concert Hall. Her performance of Chen Yi's "Duo Ye was" also well received by the composer, who remarked that "...she has spoken out in my voice, she played the music in my style, and she really presented the colorful musical images with clear layers and focused sound."

I love AirTurn pedals! It is the best invention for a contemporary pianist like me, who needs to deal with hundreds of pages of music! It lets me turn pages effortlessly faster than the blink of an eye, and from now on, no more carrying heavy music around!

Ms. Chai has performed in major concert halls in the U.S. including Carnegie Hall with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra under Andrea Previn, Steinway Hall and Rockefeller Center in New York, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and The Kravis Center in Florida. She has also toured in China, Korea and Europe extensively, and participated in leading festivals and venues throughout the world.

Ms. Chai has earned her Bachelor's degree at The Curtis Institute of Music under Seymour Lipkin, and her Master's degree at The Manhattan School of Music under Solomon Mikowsky, where she is currently a D.M.A. candidate studying with Anthony de Mare.

www.jennychai.com

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