Friday, May 14, 2021, 8 pm
at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Xiaopei Xu 徐小培,  pianist





Program ~

J.S.Bach/Franz Liszt:
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542

Schubert/Franz Liszt:
Three Lieder Transcriptions
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Der Müller und der Bach

Florence Price/Chi Wei Lo:
Paraphrase on “Resignation”

George Gershwin/Earl Wild:
Two Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs
“Embraceable You”
“Fascinating Rhythm”

~ intermission ~

 F. Schubert:
Piano Sonata No.20 In A Major, D. 959
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco più lento
IV. Rondo: Allegretto


Foundation for
Chinese Performing Arts


Xiaopei Xu
,  pianist
"A sensitive pianist and talented artist." — Martha Argerich

Hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “a spellbinding and expressive pianist”, Xiaopei Xu has been featured as a soloist on three continents, striving for creativity in her artistic expression. She made her Boston Symphony Hall debut in 2018, performing Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor with Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Xu has received international acclaim with top prizes at the New York International Piano Competition, Oberlin International Piano Competition, Tureck International Bach Competition, and the Washington D.C. International Young Artist Competition. She has also performed at festivals including Pianofest in the Hamptons, PianoTexas, Banff Music Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, Russia Young Artist Festival, and the Walnut Hill Music Festival in Boston.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Xu integrates her love for visual arts with music, creating multidisciplinary collaborations as a way to enhance the artistic experience. A painter herself, she has been commissioned for several installations and collaborative projects. Xu created a combined art and concert experience at the Germany Society of Pennsylvania, as well as an exhibition of her artwork in “The Seven Deadly Sins,” a themed concert at the New England Conservatory. Collections of her drawings have been published by the Clara Haskil Competition’s Jeune Critique.

Xu currently resides in Boston and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University. She holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her principle teachers include Boaz Sharon, Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, and Xun Pan. She has also worked with influential musicians such as Claude Frank, Richard Goode, Andrea Bonatta, Russell Sherman, and Paul Badura-Skoda.

Notes on the Program
by Dr. Jannie Burdeti
Florence Price/Chi Wei Lo: Paraphrase on “Resignation”
by Chi-Wei Lo

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