Time: Friday, February 18, 2000 at 8 PM
Place: New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Event: Pi-Hsien Chen Piano Recital
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts proudly presents internationally acclaimed pianist Pi-Hsien Chen in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Friday evening, February 18, 2000 at 8 PM. This is an event that you don't want to miss.
Holding the title of three first-prize winners of three prestigious piano competitions (ARD, Arnold Schonberg, and J.S. Bach), Ms. Pi-Hsien Chen will include the following pieces in her program (subject to change):
J.S. Bach: French Overture BWV 971
A. Schönberg: Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11 (1909)
C. Debussy: 3 Etudes
P. Boulez: Douze Notations (1945)
Xiaoyong Chen: Seven Pieces for Piano (1996)
L.V. Beethoven: Sechs Bagatellen Op. 126
About the pianist Ms. Pi-Hsien Chen
Ms. Pi-Hsien Chen was born in Taiwan and went to Cologne when she was nine years old. One year later, she was admitted in the class of Hans-Otto Schmidt-Neuhaus. At the age of 21, she won the first prize at the ARD International Piano Competition in Munich, later on the first prizes at the Arnold Schonberg Competition in Rotterdam and at he J.S.Bach Competition in Washington D.C.
She performed with important orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and all German Radio Symphony Orchestras. Conductors, with whom she has worked, were Bernhard Haitink, Paul Sacher, Sir Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowsky, Hans Zendr, Peter Eötvös and others. She was partner of Hermann Baumann, Pierre-Laurant Aimard, Augustin Dumay, Alyssa Park, Wolfgang Meyer and Julius Berger.
Pi-Hsien Chen took part in numerous music festivals: she gave performances in the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the London Prom's, the Osaka Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Festival d'Automne Paris, the Festival Wien Modern and the Triennale Cologne 1994 and 1997.
Her increasing interest and engagement for contemporary music drew in the cooperation with composers as John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gyorgy Kurtag.
In 1999, Pi-Hsien Chen was successfully touring in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Besides that she performed music by contemporary German composers and pieces by John Cage and Elliott Carter on different German festivals. Celebrating the Millennium, she will play concerts in the National Gallery in Berlin on New Year's Evening and Day. She will appear in EXPO 2000 in Hannover solo and as a partner of Alfons Kontarsky to represent the German Contemporary Music Institute from Darmstadt.
Since 1983, Pi-Hsien Chen has been a professor for the piano at the Musikhochschule, Koln.
Available on CD are:
J.S. Bach, "Goldberg Variations" (Naxox)
P.Boulez, "Notations" and "Structures II", with B. Wambach (CBS)
O. Messiaen, "Harawi" with S.V. Osten (ITM)
Jean Barraqué and Pierre Boulez: " Sonatas: (Telos)
York Höller, "Signals" (Largo)
Arnold Schönberg, Complete Piano Music for Two Hands (hat-now-art)
Xiaoyong Chen, "Invisible Landscapes" (Radio Bremen)
Tickets are on sale at $25, $20, and $15. Senior and Students have $2 discount. Group discount (20 or more) is 10%.
Tickets are available at:
World Journal Book Store (617-482-2560), Chinese Culture Center (617-482-3292), Winnie Ip Piano School (617-542-9129). Credit Card will be accepted at Jordan Hall Box Office (290 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-536- 2412).
To order by mail: send self addressed stamped envelop with check or money order payable to: Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773. Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net, website: http://www.ChinesePerformingArts.net