Unmasking the Arts with Helga Davis

Pianist Wu Han in Conversation with Helga Davis

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At the height of the pandemic, pianist Wu Han joined The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she serves as co-artistic director, for a surreal concert tour in Taiwan under strict quarantine conditions. A few months later, she no longer felt safe walking down the street in NYC after the recent wave of anti-Asian violence. Now, in an episode marking Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, she sits with host Helga Davis as part of our Unmasking the Arts conversation series in a personal discussion about her relationship to music throughout this eventful year as together they look to the future.

“As artists, even in good times we should always have a certain sense of emergency because our job is to push limits…”

—Pianist Wu Han

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