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Soft-spoken beauty, with reserves of power and brilliance—in evocation of MingMing’s name, which means “light.”

Steven Lin, guitar, New England Conservatory, May 4, 2008

Radiance is dedicated to my wife, MingMing, on the occasion of our fifth wedding anniversary. Her name in Chinese means “light” or “brightness,” and she is indeed my inspiration and guiding light. The piece was written for guitarist Steven Lin, who premiered it at New England Conservatory in Boston on November 8, 2007, in a concert organized by Professor Pozzi Escot.