Saturday, August 8, 2009, 7:30 PM at Amelia Recital Hall
Mr. Yue Chu, piano



32 Variations in C minor WoO 80 - Beethoven

3 Pieces from Op.118 - Brahms
1. Intermezzo in C Major
2. Intermezzo in A Major
3. Ballade

Piano Sonata in E Major Op.109 - Beethoven


Six Moments Musicaux Op.16 - Rachmaninoff

Yue Chu 褚悅 , piano

Born in China, Yue Chu won his first performance competition at eight, and at the age of ten was among the youngest conductors chosen to lead a youth orchestra and choir in his home city of Tianjin.

In 2001, after attended the Seiler Piano Music Festival in Germany and Morningside Music Bridge Summer Program, he received sponsorship to pursue his musical studies in Canada at the Mount Royal College Conservatory with Professor Hung-Kuan Chen and Ms. Tema Blackstone. In March 2004, Yue Chu participated in the Canadian National Music Festival and won the prestigious Rose Bowl title for the most outstanding performer of the competition.

In 2005, Yue Chu joined the Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island, N.Y, where he worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman and other great musicians. As the price for winning the NEC Concerto competition, Yue Chu performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 with the NEC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Loebel at Jordan Hall on November 29th, 2006. He was also invited to the 2007 Ravinia Music Festival in Chicago.

In 2008, Mr. Chu received his Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory, where he was the first undergraduate in NECís history to receive the Presidential Scholarship two years in a row. Winning the all school concerto competition and the chamber competition, Mr. Chu is also an accomplished chamber music collaborator. Earlier this year of 2009, Mr. Chu won the third prize at the 4th Bosendorfer USASU International Piano Competition.

Currently pursuing his master of music degree at New England Conservatory, Yue Chu is continuing developing his musicianship and artistry under the guidance of Ms. Wha-Kyung Byun and Mr. Russell Sherman.