Wednesday, January 13, 2016


The sublime music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his extraordinary career and persona are explored by Sandy Putnam followed by an exceptional local virtuoso, Meghan Jin, on the library’s grand piano on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  Johann Sebastian Bach was a magnificent classical composer who is revered for his musical complexities and innovations. 

Pianist Meghan Jin is a 13-year old 8th grader at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  She started studying the piano with Ms. Gloria Chu when she was 4.  A serious student of the piano, Meghan has competed and received top places in a number of auditions and competitions in NJ and NY in the past 8 years.  She was the 1st place winner at the 2014 Piano Teachers Congress New York Competition, 2nd place winner (solo) and 3rd place (concerto) at the  2014 MEA completion, 1st place winner at 2015 Music Festival Rising Star Competition, 2nd place winner (concerto) at the 2015 MEA completion, and received Honorable Mention in 2015 Steinway Scholarship Competition.  Most recently, Meghan won 3rd place at the 2015 NJMTA Young Musicians Competition.  As winners of some of these events, she has enjoyed the opportunities to perform at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Riders University and City University of NJ. 

The program will be held in the downstairs meeting rooms of the library.  Admission is free but registration is requested but not required.  To register please call the library at 908-234-2325, or email or enroll in person at the library’s circulation desk. 

The Clarence Dillon Public Library ( is located at 2336 Lamington Road in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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