It gives me great pleasure to be able to draw attention to perhaps the most gifted young musician I have ever met.
Only 23 years old and a recent graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory with a major in Composition (not piano), Taiwanese Ting-Ting Yang is one of the most inspiring musical forces I have ever encountered. She is an absolutely brilliant composer, arranger, pianist and human being.
While I never got to perform with her in person, I have been in awe of Ting-TIng’s genius for many years while she was at school and am thrilled to present this project that we did together while 3,248KM apart (2018 miles)! 
Ting-Ting is currently completing a Masters Degree at Rice University for piano accompaniment. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND contacting her for her poetic arrangements and original compositions. Her website is here:

“Grace, composed by Rolf Løvland of Secret Garden, has been a very special song to me for many years; but I never truly understood it’s power and universal resonance until the COVID-19 pandemic came upon us. To me, it provides the ideal soundtrack for these times; beginning with it’s nostalgic and melancholic simplicity and slowly building to a triumphant and inspirational G major cadence.

My goal was to capture the sudden feelings of anxiety, solitude, and loss of identity/purpose that COVID-19 has caused us; how we have all somehow learned to live and cope with these feelings amongst breathtaking loss; and how it is my hope that we will all emerge hand-in-hand with a newfound sense of unity and equality as well as a firm recognition of our fragility. I also wanted to express how none of this would have been possible without the courage of both the medical and mental health professionals on the frontlines of this pandemic as our guiding light.

My deepest thanks to Rolf Løvland for such a deeply inspiring piece of music. Also my utmost gratitude to Sijing Zhang and Beatrice Lin for their beautiful playing and steadfast support of this project.

This has been one of the most satisfying artistic endeavours of my entire life to both produce and share with you all. I hope that you find it to be as moving and cleansing to watch as I have found it to create. Please enjoy and share this cinematic tribute to the frontline workers of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Jim Stephenson’s “Fanfare For An Angel”

Jim Stephenson’s “Vaccin-A-tude” with Beatrice Lin, piano.  Piano part composed by Beatrice Lin.

Charlier Etude 11 “Fantasie”

Charlier No. 12 “Etude Moderne”

Jon Dante: “I Play Yamaha” Promo