The 27th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill


July 19 to August 12, 2018

Concerts and Master Classes
Admission free. Suggested Donation $5 at door



Sunday, July 22, 2018,  7:30 PM


Xiaopei Xu 徐小培 pianist


Johann Sebastian Bach     French Suite No.2 in C Minor, BWV 813
  I Allemande
II Courante
III Sarabande
IV Air
V Menuet I-II
VI Gigue
Franz Schubert     3 Klavierstücke, D. 946
  No. 1 in E Flat Minor (Allegro assai)
No. 2 in E Flat Major (Allegretto)
No. 3 in C Major (Allegro)

John Musto     Improvisation and Fugue
Frédéric Chopin      4 Mazurkas Op. 67
  No. 1 in G Major
No. 2 in G Minor
No. 3 in C Major
No. 4 in A Minor

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists

Xiaopei Xu 徐小培 pianist

At her 2018 Boston Symphony Hall debut, Xiaopei Xu won over the audience with a dazzling performance of the Chopin E minor Piano Concerto with Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Legendary pianist Martha Argerich describes her as “a sensitive, elegant pianist and a talented artist.” Conductor Bramwell Tovey regards her as “one of the most inspiring young artists” after their first collaboration. Already establishing herself worldwide as a deeply expressive artist, Ms. Xu always uses her technical prowess to achieve poetic results in her interpretations.

Ms. Xu currently resides in Boston and is pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. She holds an MM degree from Yale University and BM degree from New England Conservatory of Music. Her principle teachers are Boaz Sharon, Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, and Xun Pan. She has also worked with influential musicians such as Claude Frank, Richard Goode, Paul Bdura-Skoda, and Andrea Bonatta. Ms. Xu has won top prizes at the 4th New York International Piano Competition, Oberlin International Piano Competition, Tureck International Bach Competition, the Washington D.C International Young Artist Competition, the Richmond Piano competition and the Soloist Competition at Boston University.

Ms. Xu performs regularly at festivals including Pianofest in the Hamptons, PianoTexas in Fort Worth, Banff Music Centre in Alberta, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Young Artist Festival in Russia, and Walnut Hill Music Festival in Boston, where she was invited to serve as a teaching assistant in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to her musical life, Ms. Xu has a passion for the visual arts. Some of her drawings have been published by the Clara Haskil Competition’s Jeune Critique.

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