Sunday, February 4, 2018

Chiu Yu Chen: Beethoven, Schubert and Asian Music

Chiu Yu Chen is regarded as one of the foremost young musicians of his native Taiwan. In fact, he is the first Taiwanese to graduate with full honours from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, under the tuition of Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian, and Irina Anastasieva.

Program:
L.v.Beethoven-F.Liszt: Symphony No.6 “Pastoral” Op.68
Franz. Schubert: “Wanderer” Fantasy Op.15/D.760
Franz.Schubert-Leopold Godowsky: “Gute Nacht” from “Die Winterreise”
Franz.Schubert-F.Liszt: “Erstarrung” from “Die Winterreise”
Franz.Schubert- F.Liszt -: “Der Lindenbaum”from “Die Winterreise”
Wen Je Jian (1910-1983): Formosa Dance
Chih Yuan Kuo (1921-2013): Fantasy on Taiwanese Ancient Melody
Leopold .Godowaky: Hari Besaar (The great day) from “Java Suite”
Leopold .Godowsky: A Court Pageant in Solo from “Java Suite”

Chiu Yu Chen at the Maybeck
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors 

Seating is limited.  To make a reservation, please email us at tix@maybeckstudio.org - please note the concert you would like to attend and how many seats you would like to reserve. 

Chiu Yu Chen is regarded as one of the foremost young musicians of his native Taiwan. In fact, he is the first Taiwanese to graduate with full honours from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, under the tuition of Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian, and Irina Anastasieva. 

Apart from being a much sought-after recitalist and giving more 200 recitals, Chiu Yu Chen is also Artistic Director of numerous Festivals, most notably the Schubert 210th Anniversary (Finland, 2007), 90th Anniversary of Finnish Independence(2007), Tchaikovsky 115th Anniversary (Taiwan, 2008), Beethoven 240th Anniversary (2010, Finland,) Sibelius 150th anniversary (2015, Finland) and more. Chiu Yu Chen has also given numerous master classes in both the Far East and Europe. Both his solo recitals and performances with orchestras have earned him rave reviews from critics. Chiu Yu Chen is the first Taiwanese pianist performing in such prestige festival like Buxton Festival (2010, United Kingdom) Victoria International Arts Festival (Malta, 2016).