- Kathryn Pugh, a 39-year-old registered nurse, was arrested for allegedly firing several gunshots into the apartment of her neighbor, Pin Hsin Lin, over piano noise in Arcadia, California, on Aug. 1.
- Police said they found Pugh intoxicated and in possession of two legally registered guns in her apartment.
- She was charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and is being held without bail.
- Pugh, who moved in last year, had been complaining about the noise of her downstairs neighbor, according to Lin. Lin had been teaching piano lessons in her apartment for nearly three years.
- Pugh’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 16.
A registered nurse was arrested for allegedly firing several gunshots into her neighbor’s apartment over piano noise in Arcadia, California.
Pin Hsin Lin, who had been teaching piano lessons in her Sunset Boulevard apartment in Arcadia for nearly three years, was getting ready for a lesson when a bullet that was fired through her ceiling barely missed her.
- South Korea’s Yunchan Lim made history after becoming the youngest pianist to win the world-renowned Van Cliburn International Piano Competition over the weekend.
- Named after the famed pianist, the quadrennial competition attracts several of the world’s most talented young pianists as it supports rising artists and brings their performances to the masses.
- While Lim performed an expansive repertoire of pieces, his most groundbreaking performance was a riveting rendition of Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 3,” which moved the piece’s legendary conductor Marin Alsop to tears.
- Despite distinguishing himself as one of the brightest young luminaries in the classical world, Lim was humbled by the experience.
- “I am still a student,” Lim told Fort Worth Magazine. “I feel like I learn a lot still. It’s a great competition and I feel the burden of receiving this great and honorable award. I will push myself to measure myself up to the honor I received today.”
South Korea’s Yunchan Lim made history after becoming the youngest pianist to win the world-renowned Van Cliburn International Piano Competition over the weekend.
Named after the famed pianist, the competition is held quadrennially in Fort Worth, Texas, attracting many of the world’s most talented young pianists as it supports rising artists and brings their performances to the masses.
Chinese girl, 11, inspires millions by continuing to play the piano after a fire burned most of her body
- He Yuxin, 11, fell victim to a fire accident in her home in Sanmexia, Henan Province, on Aug. 13 last year.
- He suffered 68% burns to her body, which continues to hamper her ability to move.
- He's grandmother was also involved in the accident, suffering 71% burns.
- Despite her difficulties, He has resumed practicing the piano on a daily basis, according to her mother.
- A Weibo fundraiser has been organized for He and her grandmother’s medical expenses.
An 11-year-old girl in central China has gone viral on Weibo for continuing to pursue her passion for playing piano in the face of debilitating burns.
He Yuxin, who lives with her family in Sanmenxia, Henan Province, had a life like any other child until an accident set her family’s home in flames on Aug. 13 last year.
Told he may never be able to perform again, Japanese pianist returns to stage one year after anti-Asian mob attack
Japanese jazz pianist Tadataka Unno has returned to the stage after being attacked last year by a group of teens in a New York City subway.
Tragic incident: Tadataka, 41, was walking in Manhattan to the ticket gate of a subway station on Sept. 27, 2020, when he was approached and attacked by a group of teenage boys and girls after being mistaken as Chinese, NextShark previously reported.
A 6-year-old piano prodigy is making headlines in her home country of Malaysia after winning first place at an international competition in Vienna, Austria earlier this month.
Olivia Lim Ling took first place at the 2019 Grand Prize Virtuoso, an annual music competition in piano, strings, wind, vocal and chamber music open to all ages and nationalities.
William Zhang is just six years old but he has already performed at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious classical music venues in the world.
The Chinese-American piano prodigy from Atlanta earned the ticket to perform at the venue by beating out thousands of applicants in an international music competition this year.
Evan Le is a 7-year-old Vietnamese American piano prodigy who can effortlessly play music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Alberto Ginastera.
The California-born child prodigy reportedly began playing music as early as age three, not long after his parents purchased a toy piano for his older brother to practice
Meet Sarper Duman, a musician based in Istanbul, Turkey who is helping everyone forget about their worries with his videos showing him playing the piano and occasionally cuddling with his cats.
Her arms may look delicate and weathered at age 85, but this Japanese grandmother’s piano skills remain a sight to behold and a marvel to listen to.
The talented, unnamed pianist caught the attention of social media users after her graceful YouTube performance went viral on Twitter.
Lang Lang, one of world’s most famous classical pianists, recently donated nearly $1 million for school piano education to six public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 35-year-old pianist, while speaking to an audience of second graders at Thomas Holme Elementary School, said Philadelphia has always been like a second home to him.
A 6-year-old Chinese piano player captivated spectators after revealing her favorite musicians and delivering a mind-blowing performance during an episode of “Little Big Shots Australia” earlier in September.
Chen Anke flew all the way from China to make herself known to the Australian crowd, and host Shane Jacobson couldn’t help but ask the child prodigy if she likes popular musical artists such as Taylor Swift.
Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed a softer side of himself while waiting to meet the Chinese president on Sunday.
Leaders from all over the world gathered in Beijing to discuss the $1 trillion “One Belt, One Road” agenda. The initiative aims to build infrastructures and promote economic growth throughout 60 countries.