Saturday, January 29, 2022, 8 pm
 at
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Presenting

Ya-Fei Chuang 莊雅斐,  pianist


 



  


 










 




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Program ~

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Prélude
(2’)

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)
Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
Allegro maestoso
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Largo
Finale: Presto non tanto

(27’)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(1714-1788)
Rondo in E Minor, Wq 66
"Farewell to my Silbermann Clavichord"
Poco andante, e sostenuto
(5’)

Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)
Gaspard de la nuit
Ondine
Le gibet
Scarbo

(23')

Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn
(2')

Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)
Reminiscences of Don Juan (Mozart) S.418
(17’)
 



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Ya-Fei Chuang 莊雅斐,  pianist

Acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, Ya-Fei Chuang’s playing has been named the equal of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Garrick Ohlsson, and Idil Biret (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), and Alfred Brendel has praised her as "a pianist of extraordinary ability, intelligence, sensitivity and command . . . approaching the height of her powers." Commenting on her newly released (April 2019) Chopin/Liszt recording, he also stated "If you want to listen to Chopin and Liszt with different ears, Ya-Fei Chuang's ecstatic performances cannot leave you cold, and her pianism is staggering"; and Remy Franck wrote "... masterful ...thrilling ...phenomenal" (Journal about Classical Music, Luxembourg).

Ya-Fei Chuang’s international appearances include the symphony orchestras of Berlin, Boston, Birmingham, Israel, Malaysia, and Tokyo; and performances at the Berlin Philharmonie and Schauspielhaus, the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Queen Elisabeth Hall (London), Boston Symphony Hall, National Concert Hall (Taipei), Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and, more recently, performances in New York, San Francisco, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and at the International Grieg Piano Competition in Norway (where she also served as member of the competition jury several times), and the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida.

Festival appearances in recent seasons include Verbier, Ruhr Piano Festival (where she regularly performs), Oregon Bach, Mozartwoche (Salzburg), the Taiwan Maestro Piano Festival (where she also gave a two-week masterclass), the Mozart Festival (Romania), Beethoven Festival (Warsaw), Beethoven Festival (Krakow), European Music Festival (Stuttgart), Bach Festival (Leipzig), Taipei International Music Festival, and the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Gilmore, Ravinia, Rockport, Sarasota, and Tanglewood.

Performances on fortepiano include Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque, and Concerto Köln.

Ya-Fei Chuang has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records, and the Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings. Fanfare Magazine hailed her "delicacy and fluidity of touch" for her Mendelssohn G Minor Concerto live recording, and her recording of Hindemith chamber works was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review. Upcoming CD releases include recordings of the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Dégustateurs, to be released worldwide on Harmonia Mundi.

Ya-Fei Chuang’s mastery of the most challenging solo and chamber repertoire is complemented by her commitment to contemporary music. She has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden, Thomas Oboe Lee, and Yehudi Wyner.

She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and on the New England Conservatory Preparatory & Continuing Ed, where she teaches a piano performance seminar. She gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and since 2008 an annual two-week master class at the International Summer Academy at Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Prizewinner in the Cologne Inter¬na¬tional Piano Competition at age 18, Ya-Fei Chuang first performed on television in her native Taiwan at the age of eight and gave her first public recital at age nine. She won first prize at the nationally televised ‘Genius vs. Genius’ Music Competition at age ten and first prize at the National Competition (Taiwan) at age eleven. The following year she received unprecedented fellowships and scholarships from several prestigious foundations in Germany and Taiwan that enabled her to pursue pre-college, under¬graduate, and masters-level studies at the Freiburg Conservatory (Musik¬hochschule) with Rosa Sabater and Robert Levin, completing the six-year course of study in four. During this time she was awarded numerous prizes, including the Basel-Colmar-Freiburg Arts Prize, the Mendelssohn Prize (Freiburg) and Parke-Davis Prize (Germany). She subsequently concluded her German studies with Pavel Gililov, receiving a concert diploma (final degree) at the Cologne Conservatory, and earned a graduate diploma at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA, with Russell Sherman. Her master class teachers included Leon Fleischer, Gil Kalish, Elisabeth Leonskaja, John O'Conor, Meneham Pressler, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel. Her mentor Alfred Brendel has been working with her regularly in recent years.



新聞稿 for 01-29-2022

中華表演藝術基金會第33屆音樂季第三場音樂會,將於
129日週六晚8時,繼續在新英格蘭音樂學院喬頓廳 (Jordan Hall) 舉行。由鋼琴家莊雅斐擔任演出鋼琴獨奏會。曲目包括拉威爾,蕭邦,巴赫,李斯特等作品。90分鐘演出沒有中場休息。座位有限。觀眾皆須戴口罩。須出示打過疫苗或測試陰性證明方可入場。票價為 $15 (7-13)、$30、$50。提供學生免費票 (14歲以上),及非學生贈送卷。需事前預訂。6歲以下兒童請勿入場。詳情請查官網

鋼琴家莊雅斐精湛的琴藝,受到樂評家的驚嘆及好評。已在國際舞台贏得肯定與讚賞。她的恩師
Alfred Brendel 讚美她 『是一位具有特殊才華,智慧,精細敏感,並富駕馭能力的鋼琴家』

莊雅斐出生台灣,從小音樂天份即被發掘。之後遠渡德國學習再到美國深造,在德國弗萊堡
(Freiburg) 音樂學院,以四年時間完成六年的課業,從大學預科,本科,及碩士學位,還得到了榮譽藝術家文憑。在科隆 (Cologne) 音樂學院完成了獨奏家最高文憑。並獲得多項國際競賽大獎。 還在新英格蘭音樂學院取得了研究生文憑。

莊雅斐經常在世界各大音樂廳表演。與著名指揮家及樂團合作。她曾出現在眾多國際音樂節,包括華沙貝多芬,歐洲
Musikfest Stuttgart,德國Leipzig,巴哈,Ruhr, Schleswig-Holstein,美國Gilmore, SarasotaTanglewood 等。她是挪威國際格里格 (Grieg) 鋼琴比賽及維也納貝多芬鋼琴比賽的評審。

德國
ECM,法國Harmonia Mundi, 瑞典Naxos,和紐約Philomusica等唱片公司都曾為她錄音。德國魯爾Ruhr音樂節發行了許多她的現場錄音,包括一張她的個人專輯。這張專輯在福諾論壇 (Fono Forum) 雜誌以頭版登出。雜誌稱讚她:"恬淡流動性的琴藝, 雅緻且細膩."她所錄製Hindem室內樂作品受到國際唱片評論 (International Record Review) 授予特殊的獎項。「音樂樂迷雜誌」(Fanfare Magazine) 將她的孟德爾頌 (Mendelssohn) 第一號鋼琴協奏曲的現場錄音列入與 Perahia, Rudolf Serkin, John Ogdon等齊名的等級中。

莊雅斐的雙鋼琴演奏合作對象包括
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Martin Chalifour等世界級大師,並與Steven Isserlis Robert Levin 二人定期合作演出。莊雅斐詮釋了許多最具挑戰性的現代獨奏和室內樂曲。她為作曲家 John Harbison, Stanley WaldenThomas Oboe Lee 的作品做了世界首演。

莊雅斐目前任教於波士頓音樂學院和新英格蘭音樂學院預科。她極受歡迎的大師班遍及美國,歐洲和亞洲,並每年定期在歐洲薩爾茨堡
(Salzburg) Mozarteum 開班教授。

當晚曲目有:
拉威爾: 序曲
Prélude
蕭邦:
B小調第三奏鳴曲,作品 58 Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
CPE
巴赫: E小調迴旋曲 Wq 66 『告別我的西爾伯曼古鋼琴 "Rondo in E Minor, Wq 66 "Farewell to my Silbermann Clavichord"
拉威爾: 夜晚的加斯帕
Gaspard de la nuit
拉威爾: 海頓名字的小步舞曲
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn
李斯特: 唐璜的回憶
Reminiscences of Don Juan (Mozart) S. 418




    



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中華表演藝術基金會
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts
updated 2022