The 27th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill  
胡桃山音樂營

July 19 to August 12, 2018

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

 


Monday, July 23, 2018,  7:30 PM

at
Delbridge

Peter Chuang Chuang Fang 方壯壯 pianist
 

 
   

~Program~

Liszt:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”
Allegro
Scherzo: Assai vivace
Adagio sostenuto
Introduzione: Largo... Allegro – Fuga: Allegro risoluto


—Intermission—

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ten Preludes Op.23
No. 1 in F sharp minor (Largo)
No. 2 in B flat major (Maestoso)
No. 3 in D minor (Tempo di minuetto)
No. 4 in D major (Andante cantabile)
No. 5 in G minor (Alla marcia)
No. 6 in E flat major (Andante)
No. 7 in C minor (Allegro)
No. 8 in A flat major (Allegro vivace)
No. 9 in E flat minor (Presto)
No. 10 in G flat major (Largo)

 

Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
Peter Fang (方壯壯) , Piano

Hailed “piano prodigy” by The Seattle Time and acclaimed for an “immense and electric (performance)…exhibits more winning confidence than most of his peers” by The Boston Music Intelligence, Peter Fang is a pianist who relishes embracing the major masterpieces of the repertoire. His recitals have typically included such large works as Chopin 24 Études, Debussy 12 Études, Liszt Transcendental Études, and the complete piano sonatas of Brahms. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Fang’s early endeavors when he began his piano study with his father at age 4 included smaller works such as Bach’s Minuet in G, which he loved, and Isidor Philipp’s Piano Exercises and Études, which he did not. Mr. Fang’s father, who is a private music teacher, also taught him violin, viola, and composition. Subsequently, his fourteen years of serious violin education gave him a special affinity for working with others.

As a passionate chamber musician, Mr. Fang has collaborated and performed with violinists Nicholas Kitchen, Lev Klychkov, Angelo Yu, Cellist Sam Ou, and among others. As a first prize winner at The 2012 Steinway Piano Competition and a recipient of Chi Mei Art Award, Mr. Fang has performed in many prestigious concert halls around the world. These include Boston Symphony Hall, Taipei National Concert Hall, KHS Hall, National Taichung Theater, Monteverdi Conservatory’s A. B. Michelangeli Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Juilliard’s Paul Hall, Seattle Benaroya Hall, Salzburger Barockmuseum, Keiter Center at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Indiana Debartolo Performing Center.

In 2014, Mr. Fang substituted at the last minute for the 2011 Warsaw International Chopin Competition winner Sa Chen, playing with violinist Feng Ning at NEC’s Jordan Hall, and the performance was hailed “highly impressive and phenomenal” by The World Journal. Moreover, Mr. Fang has frequently performed works by renown living composers. His recent activities include a premier performance of Premonitions by Kenji Bunch in 2015; a solo recording of Light and Darkness by Victor Kong in 2016; the piano quintet Enchanted Garden by Behzad Ranjbaran at Juilliard’s Morse Hall in 2017; the piano trio Differences and Repetitions by Dai Bo at Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater in 2018. Mr. Fang is also the co-founder of the Edelweiss Piano Trio with violinist Yun-Jae Choi and cellist Ye-Young Yoo, giving many chamber concerts in the Greater Boston area.

Mr. Fang received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with professors Alexander Korsantia, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Meng-Chieh Liu, and he received his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he continued his piano study with Hung-Kuan Chen.





Thank you for your generous contribution to
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
 

中華表演藝術基金會
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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