Emerson Recital: Zachary Chin '22, Piano

May 08, 2020 | 05:00 pm


In light of President Reif’s announcement on March 10th regarding COVID-19, this event has been CANCELED. 

On behalf of Music and Theater Arts and the MIT Community, I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support in Music and Theater at MIT.  If you have questions or would like further information, please contact performance@mit.edu


Zachary Chin is a sophomore at MIT studying Chemistry and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He currently studies piano with Marilyn Roth through the MIT Emerson Fellowship Program. Previously, he studied with Dr. Matthew Hagle at the Music Institute of Chicago and Jeffrey Lavner at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. As a student of the Emerson Program, he has performed works by Rachmaninoff and Barber, in addition to the Variations on a Theme by Handel by Brahms. Other defining projects from the past include a performance of the complete Preludes, Op. 28 by Chopin. In addition to his work as a soloist, he is an enthusiastic member of the MIT Chamber Music Society, with whom he has played chamber works by Brahms and Fauré.



Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1740)                                 Johann Sebastian Bach

Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 3. Canone all; Unisono. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 6. Canone all Seconda. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. al timpo di Giga
Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 9. Canon alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.: Andante
Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 18. Canone alla Sexta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 22. a 1 Clav.: alla breve
Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 24. Canone all' Ottava. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 30. Quodlibet. a 1 Clav.
Aria da Capo


Funded by the late Mr. Cherry L. Emerson, Jr. (SM, 1941) the Emerson Program offers merit-based financial assistance for private lessons to MIT students of outstanding achievement on their instrument or voice in classical, jazz or world music via competitive auditions. Each academic year, the Emerson program for private study offers half scholarships and full scholarships to approximately 50 qualified students out of about 100 who apply and audition for scholarships and fellowships. Auditions are held at the start of the fall semester. Private teacher selections, made in consultation with the music faculty, may include instructors from MIT or from the greater Boston musical community. ​