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Spirited away

Taiwanese pianist Weiyin Chen gets animated about her colourful career

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  • Writer: Harry Rolnick
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Weiyin Chen knew nothing could stop her from being a pianist by the ripe old age of four. That was when she first heard concertos by Mozart and Beethoven on records and would play them on the family piano. Four years later, she told her parents: "I have to go to Juilliard School in New York." Three years on, and she was there. 

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Back in Taiwan, she told one of world's most eminent pianists that she needed to study with him. Two years later, she was sitting in his studio playing Beethoven sonatas.

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