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Art of the Toy Piano
feat. Margaret Leng Tan

In conjuntion with the exhibition The Nature of Order, James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce a performance by artist Margaret Leng Tan.Julliard trained pianist, MARGARET LENG TAN, is internationally acclaimed as the "toy piano diva", "the world's premiere string piano virtuoso" and a leading exponent of John Cage's music. Her work with extended piano techniques led her to the toy piano, and in 1993 she made her toy piano debut at Lincoln Center's Serious Fun Festival. Leng Tan's fascination with toy piano as a bona fide musical instrument has inspired composers to develop a broad and varied repertory for the toy piano and ancillary toy instruments. Her latest album, "The Art of the Toy Piano" (Point Music/Universal Music) received major media coverage (CNN, CBS, FOX and ABC News Networks, Newsweek, USA Today and National Public Radio's All Things Considered). The album appeared on many Top Ten lists and became one the 25 best-selling Classical Crossover albums in 1998. Leng Tan has made several critically acclaimed recordings, two of which focus on the piano music of John Cage (New Albion Records).

The performance will begin promptly at 7 p.m.