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Moved by movie music

Classical pianist Jenny Lin says she loves movie soundtracks, especially Cinema Paradiso's

Published on May 5, 2014 3:23 PM
To keep the audience's interest, pianist Jenny Lin always makes sure her programme consists of two very different parts. -- PHOTO: LIZ LINDER

According to Taiwan-born American classical pianist Jenny Lin, a movie is nothing without its soundtrack.

The 41-year-old film buff tells Life! over the telephone from New York, where she resides: "A good movie always needs to have good music. One without the other is very difficult."

Although she has recorded almost 20 classical albums, she says that if she had a choice, she would love to play on the soundtrack of Cinema Paradiso, a 1988 film about a young man's friendship with a cinema projectionist.

"I absolutely love that soundtrack, you can play it on the piano very well, it's a really beautiful one," she says.

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