Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Performs in Beijing in Celebration of New DVD Release

 Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave a performance at the Opera House of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, celebrating the DVD release of Tan Dun's Martial Arts Cycle for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello. Stern-Baczewska recorded the album earlier last year with violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and cellist Zhao Jing, in Shanghai’s 'Water Heaven.' Martial Arts Cycle was described by The Washington Post as "An epic, multimedia production, full of big-screen emotions and unabashed melodrama." The New York Times called it "A mix of Hollywood grandeur and primal, percussive vitality."