Renowned Recitalist Christopher O’Riley Master Class to Include Pianist Allen Wong Yu ’14

Pianist Allen Wong Yu '14 performed at Bowdoin's 210th Convocation, held August 31, 2011.


Pianist Allen Wong Yu ’14 has been invited to participate in a Portland Ovations masterclass with renowned pianist Christopher O’Riley Friday afternoon in Portland’s Merrill Auditorium.

O’Riley is the host of the National Public Radio program From the Top, which is to record a program in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall February 29, 2012, for broadcast at a later date.

“Chris is an incredible musician,” says Allen. “I am really looking forward to the master class where I’m sure I will learn a lot from him.”

Allen worked with O’Riley once before when he performed on From the Top back in 2008, and he’s to be interviewed when the show comes to Bowdoin this winter.

Allen, a sophomore this year, will be performing in the master class with two graduate students, Derek Herzer and Eric Peppe, who are both studying at the University of Southern Maine School of Music.


  1. […] Bowdoin broadcast taping will feature 19-year-old pianist and Bowdoin sophomore Allen Wong Yu from Cohoes, New York. Yu is an alumnus of From the Top, having appeared on the show when he was […]

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