Portrait of An Artist: Rayna Yun Chou, Creator of Concert for One

The Harvard Crimson
Date: August 25, 2019
By: Ifeoluwani E. Omidiran, Contributing Writer

Concert for One, a one-on-one musical experience created by Rayna Yun Chou, debuted in Taiwan in 2016.
Photo: Courtesy of Rayna Yun Chou

Rayna Yun Chou, a classically trained violist, is partnering with Celebrity Series of Boston to produce Concert for One, a series of minute-long concerts that bring together one musician and one listener for an intimate performance. The public program will take place Sept. 20 to 29 in the Harvard Science Center Plaza and Chin Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. Chou first staged Concert for One in Taichung City, Taiwan, in an effort to bridge the divide between classical musicians and everyday listeners, and the project attracted thousands of listeners.

The Harvard Crimson sat down with Chou to talk about the program, her own music practice, and the future of classical music.    [FULL  INTERVIEW]

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