Hung-Kuan Chen , Piano Concert

Saturday, febuary 10, 2:00 PM
Issac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

Ticket Price: 
$55/$35/$20 for general admission, $10 for Students (ID required) in $20 section,
Group Discount: 10% for minimum 20 tickets
(Children 6 or under are not admitted.)

Press Release

Hung-Kuan Chen will also appear at:
Feb. 3, 2008, 8 pm at Boston University Concert Hall (free admission)
Feb. 4, 2008, 7 pm at Boston University Master class (for BU students)
Feb. 5, 2008, 8 pm at Emmanuel Church Boston ($25 general admission, $10 student)
Tickets are available at door and online at

Piano Concert Program: (subject to change)

Olivier Messiaen             “Le Baiser” from “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus”

              Franz Schubert             Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

              Ludwig van Beethoven             Sonata in F-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”

Meet the Artist: Hung-Kuan Chen

Hung-Kuan Chen is one of the great personalities of the music world: enigmatic, brilliant and versatile. He is a pianist of uncompromising individuality and a remarkably inspiring pedagogue. Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Germany, Mr. Chen’s early studies fostered strong roots in Germanic Classicism which he tempered with the sensibility of Chinese philosophy: the result is a dynamic and imaginative artistry. He is regarded as an extraordinary interpreter of Beethoven’s music.

One of the most decorated pianists of his generation, Mr. Chen won top prizes in the Arthur Rubinstein, the Busoni and the Geza Anda International Piano Competitions, along with prizes in the Queen Elisabeth, Montreal, Van Cliburn, and Chopin  International Competition.  He has appeared in the music capitals of Asia, Europe and the Americas and collaborated with many major orchestras including Houston, Baltimore, Israel, Montréal, Pittsburgh, the Tonhalle, San Francisco and Shanghai. Mr. Chen has performed with highly esteemed conductors; Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, George Cleve, Josef Silverstein, Andrew Parrett and Sui Lan; and colleagues including Yo-Yo Ma, Cho-Liang Lin, Roman Totenberg, Denes Zsigmondy, Bion Tsang, Anthony Gigliotti, David Shifrin, Laurence Lesser and pianists Tema Blackstone and Pi-hsien Chen.

Concert Ticket Information:
Tickets are available by phone at:
World Journal Bookstore 617-451-1309
Winnie Ip Piano School 617-542-9129
Jordan Hall Box Office 617-585-1260

To purchase your ticket online, please click here.

To order by mail:
Mail this form with a stamped, self-addressed envelope with money order or check payable to:
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147


Ticket prices:

Carnegie Hall:

$35/$30/$25 for General Public
$10 for Students (ID required) in $25 Section

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For Information:
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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147.