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UPDATE | Pipino series to feature Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun on Wednesday

The free events will be available on the Pipino Performing Arts website.
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Pulitizer Prize winner Du Yun will offer a presentation and a master class Feb. 24 for the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. (Contributed photo)

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The time for the master class has been changed to 2 p.m.]

YOUNGSTOWN — Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun will host a master class then offer a presentation on Wednesday (Feb. 24) for the 2020-21 Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series.

The master class will begin at 2 p.m., and the presentation is at 7 p.m. The free events will be available on the Pipino Performing Arts website.

“Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun is an extraordinary force in the music world today," Phyllis M. Paul, dean of Cliffe College of Creative Arts, said in a news release. "She’s not only an award-winning composer but also an exceptional performer, whose work lies at the intersections of classical, rock, cabaret, electronic and more.

"Accordingly, she is known for her ‘relentless originality and unflinching social conscience’ [The New Yorker]," Paul said. "We invite you to join us for what is sure to be a memorable artistic experience.” 

Du Yun was born and raised in Shanghai, China, and is currently based in New York City. She is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, activist and curator for new music who works at the intersection of orchestral, opera, chamber music, theater, cabaret, musical theater, oral tradition, public performances, sound installation, electronics, visual arts and noise. 

Du Yun’s second opera, "Angel’s Bone," won a Pulitzer Prize for music in 2017.

In 2018, she was named a Guggenheim Fellow. A year later, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Composition category.

In 2018 Du Yun was named one of 38 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Foundation. In 2019 the Beijing Music Festival named her “Artist of the Year.”

She has been hailed by the New York Times as a groundbreaking artist, was listed by the Washington Post as one of its top 35 female composers and selected by Rolling Stone Italia in its decade review as one of the composers who defined the 2010s.  

An alumna of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College and Harvard University, Du Yun is professor of composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and distinguished visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.