On November 24, 2015, Chia-Wei Lin performed for students at James Blake High School in Silver Spring, MD as part of our Visiting Artist at School Program.
This program was developed to enhance music education and increase awareness of classical guitar by bringing the very best guitarists to schools in our area. Chia-Wei Lin performed pieces by Johann Kaspar Mertz and Marek Pasieczny, shared his experience as a young classical guitarist performing in many different countries and told personal stories about his life growing up in Taiwan.
The students were part of electric guitar class, and never had heard a world class guitar player performing so close. The music director enjoyed very much and offered for next time the possibility to organize a bigger meeting in the main auditorium with all the performing arts students from the school.