FOUNDATION FOR CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS
The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, is a non-profit organization
registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in January, 1989. The main objectives of the
- To enhance the understanding and the appreciation of Eastern heritage through
music and performing arts.
- To promote Chinese music and performing arts through performances.
- To provide opportunities and assistance to young Asian artists.
The Founder and the
President is Dr. Catherine Tan Chan
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation held its official opening ceremony on September 23, 1989, at the
Rivers School in Weston. Professor Chou Wen-Chung of Columbia University
lectured on the late Alexander Tcherepnin and his contribution in promoting Chinese
music. The Tcherepnin Society, represented by the late Madame Ming Tcherepnin,
an Honorable Board Member of the Foundation, donated to the Harvard Yenching Library
a set of original musical manuscripts composed by Alexander Tcherepnin and his student,
Chiang Wen-Yeh. Dr. Eugene Wu, Director of the Harvard Yenching Library, was there
to receive the gift that includes the original orchestra score of the National
Anthem of the Republic of China commissioned in 1937 to Alexander Tcherepnin
by the Chinese government.
The Foundation awarded Ms. Wha Kyung Byun as the outstanding music
educator. In early December 1989, the Foundation, recognized Professor Sylvia
Shue-Tee Lee for her contribution in educating young violinists.
The recipients of the Foundation's artist scholarship award were: 1989 Jindong
conductor ,New England Conservatory, NEC (currently conductor and Associate Professor
of Music, Stanford University,) 1990: (late) Pei-Kun Xi, MM, conductor,
NEC; 1991: pianists John Park and J.G. Park; 1991:pianist Ilia
Itin for the 9th Robert Casadesus International Piano competition where
he won the first prize; 1992: Lan Shui
Affiliated Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, currently the conductor
of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; 1994: soprano Guiping Deng
Boston University under Phylis Curtain; (currently Director of Vocal Department,
Beijing Central Conservatory Attached High School,) 1999: cellist Xu Xiao-Jan
under Laurence Lesser, NEC; 2005: pianist Larry Weng at Juilliard
and Columbia University; 2006: violinist Ying Xue under Donald Weilerstein
at NEC. 2007 and 2008: violinists Ying Xue, Jing Zhang, and
Quan Yuan under Donald Weilerstein at NEC. 2009, 2012 and 2013: violinists
Li Lao under Donald Weilerstein
at NEC and pianist Qi Kong under Wha Kyun Byun and Russell Sherman
at NEC Prep Walnut Hill School. 2010 and 2011: pianists Lu Shen and
SiCong Liu under Alexander Korsantia at NEC. Musician Sponsorship
for Boston Philharmonic Orchestra with Benjamin Zander: 2009 Ying Xue,
and 2010, 2011 Quan Yuan. 2011: pianist XiXi Zhou under
Hung-Kuan Chen at NEC, 2011-2012: violinist Angelo Xiang Yu
Weilerstein at NEC. 2011-2012: cellist Zhou Yi under Laurance Lesser
at NEC. 2012 soprano WanZhe Zhang at NEC. 2012-2013: cellist
Taeguk Mun under Laurance Lesser at NEC. 2013: flutist Bi-Le Zhang
under Paula Robison at NEC. 2014: violist Jing Peng under Kim Kashkahiam
at NEC. 2014, 2015: saxophone Kangyi Liu under Kenneth Radnofsky
at Boston University. 2014: cellist Ana Kim under Laurance Lesser
at NEC. 2015,2016,2017: cellist Jiyoung Lee under Laurance Lesser
at NEC. Composer Delong Wang at NEC and Juilliard. 2017: saxophone
Gary Tsz Kit Lau under Kenneth Radnofsky at NEC.
The Foundation awards about $35,000 annually in scholarships to young musicians
attending our Music Festival at Walnut Hill.
New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's (YPO) concert tour to Taiwan
and Korea; 1990: "A Ma Sitson Retrospective" concert; and Boston Musica Viva
"Asian and Asian-American Composers Concert"; the ALEA III International Composition
Competition, 1990, and 1993-1996; the Jin-Jin Lin Dancing Company; 1992
and 1993: International Young Artist Piano Competitions; 1999: composer
Showcase at Carnegie Hall; 2006: New World
Trio featuring Kurt Stallmann’s new work; 2007: New England Conservatory
YPO concert tour to China; 2012: BMOP recording of Chen Yi 's陳怡new
works; 2012: Wu Man’s
to China "Discovering a Musical Heartland" recording; 2012: Bion
Sponsored the 2015 China Education Symposium Annual Conference Closing Performance
at Harvard University Graduate School of Education on May 3, 2015. Program
included works by composer Delong Wang, performed by violinist InMo Yang,
cellist Taeguk Mun, and suona player Yazhi Guo
2016 and 2017: sponsor
New Asia Chamber Music Society新亞室內樂協會
in New York. 2017 and 2018: VivaViola Festival in Taiwan by Hsin-Yun Huang
黃心芸. 2017 and 2018:
projects. 2017: Wesley Chu
The Seven Eras" project. Sponsored October 8, 2017
for Food" concert at NEC's Brown Hall.
- "The Stream
Flows" for solo violin小河淌水,
1990. World premiere: October 20, 1990 by violinist Nai-Yuan Hu
at NEC’s Jordan Hall.
"Westwinds" for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, Theodore Antoniou,
1991. World premiere: May 4, 1991 by ALEA III Chamber Orchestra at Marsh Chapel, Boston University.
"Autumn Air" for flute and doublebass, Yong Yang
1992. World premiere: Spring, 1993, London.
- "East-West for Chamber Orchestra", Theodore Antoniou, 1993. World
premiere: May 1, 1993. ALEA III Chamber Orchestra at Boston University.
- "Run" for flute, clarinet, harp, piano, and string quartet. Theodore
Antoniou, 1996. World premiere: May 4, 1996. ALEA III Chamber Orchestra at Boston University.
- "River Songs" for erhu and cello,Yong Yang楊勇,
2001. World premiere: January 18,2002, by Xu Ke ,erhu at NEC’s Jordan Hall.
- "Distant Rhythm
for erhu, pipa, violin, viola, and cello. Yong Yang楊勇,
2005. World premiere: January 8, 2005 at NEC’s Jordan Hall.
- "Shu Shong Key
(Remembrance)." For viola and chamber ensemble
by Shih-Hui Chen
Boston premiere: January 6, 2007 at NEC’s Jordan Hall.
Echo in the Sky
violin by Ke Xu
January 17, 2015
by violinists Angelo Xiang Yu
NEC's Jordan Hall.
for solo violin
by Andrew Hsu
World premiere March 31, 2018 by Angelo Xiang
NEC's Jordan Hall.
1.October 21, 1989: Pianist Yin Cheng-Zong殷承宗.
Boston debut at Harvard’s Sanders Theater. The concert was favorably reviewed by
the Boston Globe and other newspapers.
2. February 27, 1990: The Foundation, together with the Enchanted Circle Series
of the New England Conservatory, presented "Winds from China, New Music by Chinese
Composers" at Jordan Hall. Works
by Ma Shui-Long, Chen Yi
Yong Yang 楊勇
and Qu Xiao-Song were performed by the ALEA III Chamber Orchestra conducted by conductor/composer Theodore Antoniou. Richard Dyer of the Boston
Globe said "...the city's first concert by the young Chinese
composers... It is only a matter of time before Chinese composers begin to
take their places in the international pantheon."
3.October 20, 1990: Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu胡乃元.
Boston recital debut, at New England onservatory’s Jordan Hall. Richard Buell of the Boston Globe praised
the outstanding performance by
the 1985 first prize winner of Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium Nai-Yuan Hu
his accompanist Dr. Ick Choo Moon, and the composer Bright Sheng盛宗亮
solo violin piece "The Stream Flows" was commissioned by the Foundation
and was premiered at the concert.
4. April 6, 1991: A benefit concert for Boston's South Cove Manor Nursing
Home at Jordan Hall. Featured artists included pianist Yin Cheng-Zong
and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston,
under the baton of conductor/composer Theodore Antoniou. The program
included: Yellow River Concerto, Mozart piano concerto No. 21, and Rachmaninoff
piano concerto No. 2. A sum of $5,000
was presented to the Nursing Home by Professor Susan Weld (Mrs. Governor Weld of
Massachusetts) on behalf of the Foundation. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe
gave this concert a fine review. The
Foundation also held an international competition to search for the best Chinese
translation for the "Pro Arte"
博雅Orchestra. The winner from over 100 entries, Miss Chia-Yu Tu, a senior at
National Taiwan University, received certificate and cash award. Prof. Rulan Pian
(Harvard), Dr. Eugene Wu (Harvard Yenching
Library), and Mr. Ton Wu (Museum of Fine Arts Boston) served as the judges.
5. May 4 and 5, 1991: The First International Conference on Chinese Music
at Boston University.
The objective is to stimulate discussions of East-West cross cultural influences
on music compositions. Keynote speakers were: Lukas Foss, Earl Kim, Robert
Morris, George Rochberg and Chinary
Ten junior composers of Chinese-American background (including Chen Yi
, Zhou Long 周龍,
also presented their works. Selected works by the keynote speakers
were presented in a concert on May 4. "Westwinds," composed specifically
for this conference by Theodore Antoniou, was premiered. Richard
Buell of the Boston Globe reviewed this concert
with remarkable comments.
6.April 24, 1992: Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen.
Boston Debut, at Jordan Hall. Richard Buell
the Boston Globe wrote: "... Chen a first-rate, penetrating
musical intelligence. "
7, November 30, 1992: A special memorial concert for Alexander and Ming Tcherepnin
for their contribution to Chinese music at Harvard University’s Sander’s Theatre.
In this concert, Yo-Yo Ma played Tcherepnin's Suite for Solo Cello
and joined violinist Lynn Chang in the Duo Fantasia. Pianists
Luise Vosgerchian, Judith Gordon, Lily Tong Chou and cellist Rhonda Rider
also performed works of Tcherepnin. The second half of the concert was devoted
to Alexander Tcherepnin's opera "The Nymph and the Farmer," in a semi-staged
production overseen by Ivan Tcherepnin and narrated by June Lewin.
The singers were Cindy Wang and Bo Song, both eminent artists from
China. The Pro Arte Orchestra
of Boston were directed by
Lan Shui, the Affiliated Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
The Boston Globe called it, "An elegant tribute to the Tcherepnin
family!" Even though it was a long concert, Richard Dyer indicated that he was "hungry
for more!" Josiah Fisk of the Boston Herald called it "a fitting
memorial," and that "the performers were numerous and superb."
8.January 29, 1993: Pianist Fou Ts'ong
Jordan Hall. Richard Buell from the Boston Globe: "... his
reputation as a Chopin player is of a kind that no amount of glossy ads and
record-store display can buy...Whose quality is evident from the first few
9, May 1 and 2, 1993: The Second International Conference on Chinese Music
at Boston University. Keynote speakers were Lawrence Moss, Jonathan Kramer,
Earl Kim, Chinary Ung and Leon Kirchner. Fourteen Chinese-American composers
(including Chen Yi
, Yang Yong楊勇)
also presented their works. Selected works by the keynote speakers and of
Ma and the late Daylee Lee-Huei
Wu were performed by ALEA III on May 1. "East-West for Chamber
Orchestra" by Theodore Antoniou was premiered at the
concert and received fine review by Anthony Tommasini of The Boston Globe.
10, July 24, 1993: "An Evening of Beethoven" at Boston University Tsai Performance
Center. Featured soloists Lynn Chang, Mihae Lee, and Bion Tsang
performed Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C under
the direction of Ronald Knudsen with members from the Longwood and
Newton Symphony Orchestras. Richard Buell of the Boston Globe wrote:
"...real music-making did get done."
11. October 31, 1993: Pianist Yin Cheng-Zong殷承宗
in celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut
at Carnegie Hall, New York. Bernard Holland of The New York
Times wrote: "Mr. Yin's absolutely beautiful command of piano color" had
made his concert a pleasure one to attend.
12, November 14, 1993: Pianist Gwendolyn Mok. Boston debut at Jordan
Hall. Richard Buell of the
Boston Globe: "The initial good
impression made by Samuel Barber’s ‘Excursions’ was sustained by a self-possessed, unflashy, but peculiarly spot-on account of the Ravel ‘Miroirs."
13, May 23, 1994: The Peacock Princess, dancer Yang LiPing
Boston debut at John Hancock Hall. An
14, October 8, 1995: Taipei Sinfonietta Orchestra debut performance
at Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Music Director Henry Mazer along with pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
and trumpet Timothy Morrison presented works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Schoenberg
and Fou-Tong Huang to the more than 2000 music lovers at Symphony Hall. Richard
Dyer of the Boston Globe called the Taipei Sinfonietta "a great
string orchestra… The sound was electrifying..."
15, February 3, 1996: Pianist Yin Cheng-Zong殷承宗
at New York Carnegie Hall (the
About two thousand attended.
16, March 30, 1996: The first joint concert by Pianists Pi-Hsien Chen and
her brother Hung-Kuan
Chen at Jordan Hall. Michael Manning
of Boston Globe wrote: "It was clear from the outset that both are
highly accomplished musicians, very skilled pianists ... "
17. May 3 and 4, 1996: The Third International Conference on Chinese Music.
Keynote speakers were Lukas Foss, Jonathan Kramer, Lawrence Moss, Rulan Chao
Pian, Bernard Rands, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, David Stock, and Ivan Tcherepnin.
Thirteen Chinese-American composers also presented their works. Selected works
by the keynote speakers and that of Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Lei Liang, Yang
Yong, Po-Yun Hsu, May-Tchi Chen, Joyce Bee Tuan Koh, and Shing-Kwei Tzeng
were performed by ALEA III in two concerts on May 3 and 4.
"Run" by Theodore
Antoniou was commissioned by the Foundation and premiered at the concert
and received favorable review by the Boston Globe.
18, October 5, 1996: "Songs from the World" with soprano Ree-Ven Wang, mezzo
and pianist Michael Beattie at Jordan Hall.
19, March 29, 1997: Pianist Fou Ts’ong gave an All-Schubert program
in celebration of Schubert’s
200th birthday, at Jordan Hall. It was a sold-out event. Michael Manning of The
Boston Globe said: "...The Chinese virtuoso Fou Ts’ong is a legendary Chopin Mazurka interpreter who
hewed the trail now
well trod by Asian musicians."
20, September 27, 1997: Pianist Tian Ying at Jordan Hall. Richard
Dyer of The Boston Globe called
it "Ying is at pinnacle of pianism", and started his article by saying "In the first
major piano recital of
the season, Tian Ying set the bar unimaginably high. "
21, March 27, 1998: Peking Opera at Harvard University’s Sander’s
Theatre. Presented jointly with
the "World Music," this sold-out event led the enthusiastic audience through a breath-taking
The 57-member Peking Opera Group received top rated reviews from both The
Boston Globe and
the Boston Herald.
22. April 2, 1998: Traditional Silk and Bamboo Music by "The China
Found Music Workshop" from Taiwan at Boston University Concert Hall. Program
included traditional Chinese music and new works by Pan Hwang-Long, Lee Tzyy-Sheng,
and a world premier piece by Hsu Ya-Ming.
23, April 10, 1998: Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, pianist Li Jian, and cellist
Hai-Ye Ni at Jordan Hall.
Richard Buell of the Boston Globe called it "high-powered trio of
instrumentalists for a program that ventured enterprisingly beyond safe and
24, September 25, 1998: Violinist Lynn Chang, pianist Hung-Kuan Chen, and
cellist Bion Tsang
Hall. Barbara Sealock of the Middlesex News called it : "A spellbing
evening… the performers, together and individually, will undoubtedly
garnering further international acknowledge..."
25, 26, February 20 and 26, 1999: Pianist Fou Ts’ong at Jordan Hall
and Carnegie Hall (Main Hall) for an All-Chopin program. Richard Buell of the
Boston Globe praised Fou Ts’ong in this 2 sold-out performancse: " ..the
lofty position Fou Ts’ong occupies among the pianistic elite is something you’ll
get no arguments about from those in the know....This recital documented the
pianist’s lifelong devotion to Chopin in the most beautiful and moving of
27, April 20, 1999: Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Taipei, Chun-Fung
Lee, Music Director, at the
First and Second Church in Boston. Richard Buell of Boston Globe praised
the works by Ma Shui-Ling,
Earl Kim, and Ivan Tcherepnin.
28, September 25, 1999: Alexander Tcherepnin Centennial Concert at Boston
Symphony Hall. A special memorial concert dedicated to Alexander, Ming,
and Ivan Tcherepnin for their contribution to Chinese Music. More than 2600 people
filled the Symphony Hall to its capacity to hear Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Chang, Hung-Kuan
Chen, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra directed by Lan Shui. Both
Boston Globe and Boston Herald announced this event three
weeks prior the concert and followed with several other reports and very favorable
reviews. Richard Dyer of Boston Globe called this concert "An eloquent
tribute to Tcherepnins, the father and son who lived for music" Mr. Lloyd Schwartz
of Boston Phoenix said "...What we now need is to hear more of his
(Alexander) music - more music by all the Tcherepnins." The program book with more
then 180 pages of special collection of photos, biographies and tributes to Alexander,
Ming and Ivan written by famous musicians has served as a reference document for
29, January 28, and Saturday, January 29, 2000: Beijing Kunju Opera
at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. Presented jointly with the "World Music,"
this two sold-out evenings led the enthusiastic
audience through a breath-taking journey. The 60-member group performed "Borrowing
the fan", "Zhong Kui marries off his sister", "The crossroads" and "In the garden from the
Peony Pavilion." The performances received top rated reviews from both The
Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Richard
Dyer of the Boston Globe called it "...dazzling show..." "(the)
happy audience experienced one of the world’s most spectacular theatrical
30, February 18, 2000: Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen at Jordan Hall. Richard
Buell of the Boston Globe praised her talent and feistiness: " It
was hardly a surprise that Chen’s playing showed an unexceptionable sylistic
31, April 8, 2000: New Music from China, Concert and Seminar, at Longy
School of Music. Composers (alphabetically) Shih-Hui Chen, Chen Yi
Sarana Tzu-Ling Chou, Bun-Ching Lam, Hwang-Long Pan, Bright Sheng, Yang Yong, and
represent three generations of Chinese composers
from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and their works are performed by Boston
Modern Orchestra Project with Gil Rose conducting and Wu Man as the pipa soloist.
More than 400 people, including Pulitzer winner Professor Bernard Rands and Richard
Buell of Boston Globe, filled the concert hall to its capacity.
32, May 12, 2000: Duo Asiatica (Song Tu, clarinet and Pi-Hsun Shih, piano)
and pianist Elaine Chew
at Jordan Hall. Principal clarinetist of both Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai
Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Song Tu and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih performed Weber’s
Grand Duo among other works in "…total homony…"
33, September 22, 2000: Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu
and pianist Nelson Padgett, at Jordan Hall. Program included works by Mozart, Bach,
34, October 7, 2000. Pianist Fou Ts’ong
Jordan Hall. Michael Manning of The Boston Globe gave Mr. Fou a rave
review for his triumphant return to another sold out concert: "Fou is acknowledged
as one of the great performers by many of his most esteemed colleagues, as one of
the greatest living interpreters of Chopin."
35, February 2, 2001. Pianist Dang Thai-Son鄧泰山
at Boston Debut at Jordan Hall. Richard Dyer
of The Boston Globe praised Dang: " a pianist of superb discipline
and undeniable distinction." Mr. Dyer also recognized the tireless effort of the
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, he said "…their series
has been a valuable addition to our cultural landscape, and over the
years it has built a substantial and enthusiastic audience for Asian artists
of all kinds."
36, March 17, 2001. Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
Jordan Hall. Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe wrote: "Never will I
forget his encore after a blazing performance in 1987-- Brahms’s ‘Paganini’ Variations!"
Ms. Ellen Pfeifer of The Boston Globe titled her review: "Chen takes
command at Jordan Hall" marking Mr. Chen’s triumphant return to the stage after
his severe hand injury in 1992. She described the performance
37, April 7, 2001. Pianist Tian Ying
Jordan Hall. Michael Minning of the Boston Globe titled
his review as: "Pianist Tian Ying shows stunning artistry at Jordan Hall" "Ying’s
program was a memorable entry on this year's concert calendar... There was not a
moment that one could call ordinary, nor a single musical impulse that qualified
38, April 27, 2001. A Traditional Chinese Music Concert by
Ping Li李平, dulcimer, Jun
GuZhang, and Zhan-Tao Lin林戰濤,
Erhu at The
Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. The excellent performances charmed
the sold-out American and Chinese audiences.
39, May 13, 2001: Taiwan Heritage Concert 2001 at Harvard’s Paine
Hall. Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen and his sister violinist Pi-Chao
Chen performed music by Taiwanese composers: Wen-Yeh Chiang, Shih-Hui
Chen, Hwang-Long Pan, and Gordon Chin.
40, October 19, 2001. The Ju Tzong-Ching
Group Boston Debut at Longy school of Music. The Group charmed a full house, bringing
the enthusiastic audience to their feet, cheering nonstop. Upon the request of the
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, the Group added a special arrangement of
Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" as a tribute to the tragedy of September 11.
41, January 18, 2002. Xu Ke許可
Erhu Recital Music from the Silk Road
at Jordan Hall. Accompanists are pianist Wang Li, cellist Edward Arron, and dulcimer
player Zhang Zhen-Tian. Program included Erhu classics, Silk Road music, and world
premieres of works by Yang Yong
and Wang Yanquao. The enthusiastic audience was
stunned by Xu Ke’s superb technique and amazed by the flexibility, speed, dynamism,
and hall-filling tone of this ancient, two-stringed Chinese instrument.
42, April 13, 2002. Pianist Fou Ts’ong
Jordan Hall. Over one thousand enthusiastic audience members packed Jordan Hall
in this special concert dedicated to the memory of pianist Fei-Ping Hsu
(1952-2001), who was scheduled to appear originally
but passed away in a tragic automobile accident in China. The fruits of a lifelong
devotion to music were displayed in Fou Ts’ong’s Performance. Despite of the tendentious
in his hands, Fou Ts’ong’s penetrating notes reached out to everyone in the
concert hall. In his master class the next day, Fou Ts’ong explained his ideas
to three advanced young pianists including Ning An安寧,
winner of the Chopin and Rachmoninoff competitions, as well as nearly
one hundred musicians and students.
43, October 5, 2002. "Triple Visions" A Gala Concert with violinist Lynn Chang,
Chen, cellist Bion Tsang
New England String Ensemble Festival Orchestra led by Susan Davenny Wyner,
at Jordan Hall. Program included Beethoven’s Trio No. 6 in Bb major
("Archduke"), and Beethoven’s Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra in
C major. The three soloists, each the recipient of individual international acclaim,
were united as one in the trio performances. The concert also featured the Boston
debut of Bright Sheng’s "Post Cards" for Orchestra, a love letter
from China describing the nature, the people, and the culture.
44, October 11, 2002: "Chinese in America" at Jordan Hall. In collaboration
with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gill Rose conductor. Works by Tan Dun,
Bright Sheng, Chen Yi
Yang Yong, and Shih-Hui Chen
were presented, with featuring soloists Wu Man on pipa and Xu
Ke on Erhu. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe noted the
effort of the Foundation in promoting the Chinese composers: "…it was
amazing to think back to the first such local program a dozen years ago - it
featured four of the same composers, all of them still or recently students,
and some of them have since become figures of world importance. "
45, February 1, 2003: Cho-Liang Lin林昭亮,
violin and André-Michel Schub, piano
at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. This concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7
FM for future broadcast.
46, April 5, 2003: The Shanghai Quartet at Jordan Hall. Their
superb artistry was demonstrated in a program of Beethoven, Schubert, and
selections of "ChinaSong" by Yi-Wen Jiang. The concert was record live by WGBH 89.7
47, August 29, 2003: Han-Tang Yuefu Ensemble漢唐樂府
Boston Debut at John Hancock Hall. Dubbed "spell-binding"
by the New York Times, Han-Tang Yeufu was praised by Richard Dyer
of the Boston Globe as "…a crowd-pleasing journey..the dancing was
graceful and excellent… the founder Chen Mei-O, a singer of extraordinary plangent
resources.. the music was intimate..it came from a culture that was closer
to the rhythms and patterns of nature than are our lives today." Their lecture
and demonstration at Harvard's Yenching Library on August 23 initiated passionate
discussions among the renowned scholars in attendance. This highly anticipated performance
was featured in both the Boston Globe's Critics' Picks and
Calendar's Choice sections.
48, October 4, 2003: Pianist Meng-Chieh Liu劉孟捷
at Jordan Hall. After surviving life-threatening illness, Meng-Chieh Liu returned
to the stage in his Boston debut with brilliance, depth, and maturity. The audience
poured out their unreserved applause for this moving and inspirational performance.
WGBH 89.7 FM invited Mr. Liu for a live performance before the concert.
The Boston Herald published a full page story and photograph, and
Boston Globe cited the concert as a "Critic’s Choice."
49, January 29, 2004: National Experimental Choral Group from Taiwan
at Sanders Theatre. The top professional choral group from Taiwan is celebrating
their 18th season with this US-Canada tour. Soprano Dang Gui-Ping鄧桂萍,
of "Madame Butterfly" fame from Boston also joined the performance. It was
listed on the "Calender Choice" of the Boston Globe.
50. February 28, 2004: Pianist Dang Thai-Son鄧泰山at
Jordan Hall. The 1st prize winner of 1980 Chopin International Competition
presented a challenging program including works by Debussy, César Franck,
and Chopin. He brought the house down playing what Boston Globe has
described as "First Class! A pianist of superb discipline and undeniable distinction."
This concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM and was listed on
Boston Globe’s Calendar’s Choice.
51. March 14, 2004: Sumptuous Feast Chinese Music for Strings and More
at Forsyth Chapel of Forest Hills. Ching-San Cheung, Shin-Yi Yang, Elisa Cheung,
Lucy Lu, and Chi-Sun Chan performed at a sold-out concert with traditional Chinese
music ranging from classical to morden arrangement.
52. April 17, 2004: Three Rising Stars at Jordan Hall. Ning An安寧,
piano; Joseph Lin, violin; and Wendy Law, cello. Mr. Keith Powers
of Boston Herald said "Virtuosity and musicianship of the highest
order were on display all evening…" They were invited to perform live on WGBH
89.7 FM and was listed on Boston Globe’s Classical Picks.
53. August 4, 2004: The Ju Tzong-Ching
Group at Sanders Theatre. T.J. Medrek of Boston Herald called them
" Terrific…Striking Performance…, the Ju Percussion Group positively dazzled in
a performance combining the theatrical energy of the "Stomp" with the
sophistication of the finest contemporary classical ensemble."
54, October 2, 2004: Pianist Fou Ts’ong
at Jordan Hall.
55, October 9, 2004: Pianist Fou Ts’ong 70th Birthday Concert
at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium.
In the two sold-out concerts, Fou Ts’ong performed works by Haydn, Schubert, Chopin
and Soong Fu-Yuan. In his master class October 3 at New England Conservatory, he
shared many insights to a depth that only a few top masters could reach. About two
hundred musicians and students attended. The concert on October
2 at Jordan Hall was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM and was listed
as one of the "Classical Picks" by Richard Dyer of the
56, January 8, 2005: Distant Rhythm
Musical Encounters with Lynn Chang張萬鈞,
and Xu Ke許可
at Jordan Hall. Through snow and ice, more than
700 enthusiastic listeners cheered the performance. The concert also included percussionist
Robert Schulz and pianist Leslie Amper, and cellist Yo Yo Ma applauded from the
audience. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe called the performers
"superb" and described the music as "enthralling". He mentioned Lynn Chang as
and indefatigable" and Leslie Amper as "warm-toned…The strongest impressions were
left by Chen Yi's
Ning’ for violin (Lynn Chang), cello (Carol Ou),
and pipa (Wu Man); and Yang Yong’s
Rhythm’ for the same instruments plus erhu (Xu Ke) and viola (Meng-Hsun Chuang)."
Keith Powers of the Boston Herald wrote
in his review entitled "Distant sounds come together harmoniously" that the
of gorgeous instruments…blended seamlessly with its Western counterparts, …and
Bright Sheng’s ‘The Stream Flows’ was gracefully interpreted by Lynn Chang and dancer
Xiao-Lin Fan." He was impressed by erhu’s "surprising volume and clarity." $5,000
from the proceeds were donated to The Red Cross for the Tsunami Relief Fund The
concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM.
57, April 9, 2005: Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas and Variations for piano and
cello by pianist Anton Nel and cellist Bion Tsang
at Jordan Hall. To an enthusiastic, captivated
audience in two back-to-back concerts at 2 and 8 PM, the five sonatas and three
variations, performed in chronological order, showcased Beethoven’s dramatic stylistic
development over his compositional career. The two acclaimed musicians dazzled the
audience with their virtuosity and their thoughtful interpretations.
The two concerts were recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM and has
been released by Artek Recordings.
58, May 28, 2005: Pianist
at Boston Debut at Jordan Hall.
Just as Boston
described before, his performance was "…powerful, with white-hot energy and virtuosity,
with delicacy and imagination." This concert was listed on Boston Globe’s
Classical Picks by Richard Dyer.
59, June 11, 2005: Pianist Larry Weng
NEC Willisams Hall. A fund raising event for this very gifted young musician and
to celebrate the releasing of his first professional CD.
60, and 61, Sept. 23, 2005: GuangZhou
North America Debut at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium; and Sept. 26, 2005
at Boston Symphony Hall. Over two thousand music
lovers attended the two successful events. Music critics from The New York
Times (James Oestreich) and The Boston Globe (Richard Dyer)
and celebrities including pianist Lang Lang, composer Tan Dun, among others, were
there cheering from the audience. Mr. Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe
wrote in his review entitled: "In Chinese symphony’s works, East vividly meets
West." He praised conductor Long Yu
"solid and sturdy", and the orchestra "played with discipline and panache." He gave
Chen Qigang’s "Iris Devoilee" (Iris Unveiled)" the highest remark of the
program. Soprano Huang Ying’s
lustrous tone in Western style and Peking Opera
Qingyi Ma Shuai ‘s馬帥piercing,
sliding, and eloquent voice made a vivid contrast and an elegant complementary presentation.
French violinist Augustin Dumay played the popular Chinese piece
"The Butterfly Lovers violin concerto" with his own interpretation. He added
an encore in Boston, Revel’s "Tzigane," that showcased his elegant virtuosity.
62, October 22, 2005: Pianist Ning An
at Harvard Sanders Theatre.
The program included works by Haydn, Mozart,
Mendelssohn and Chopin.
63, December 7, 2005: Sounds of the Silk Road at Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, in conjunction with the exhibition "Sounds of the Silk Road: Musical
Instruments of Asia." Traditional Chinese music performed by renowned musicians:
on guzheng, dizi, xiao, xun, hulusi, yangqin, erhu, and pipa to a full-house enthusiasitic
64, January 28, 2006: Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
at Jordan Hall. He gave a stunning performance
that lifted all the audience from their seats cheering and yelling non-stop. Many
of them described
themselves as "completely overwhelmed" by the performance. Chen presented a gigantic
program: Mozart Rondo in A minor; Beethoven’s sonata in Bb major Op.106 (Hammerklavier);
Bartok’s "Out of Doors Suite"; and Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, yet another huge pieces.
Few pianists dare to perform Beethoven’s Bb major sonata live, and even fewer perform
it well. Chen chose an extremely fast tempo, thrilling the audience with his risk-taking
and virtuosity. Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe called
his performance: "a stupendous display of power, speed, stamina, and color allied
to an extraordinary depth of feeling and communicative urgency… Something significant
was going on all the time." Dyer hailed his Bartok: "propulsive rhythms, terrifying
power, and the sensitivity of a calligrapher", and his Liszt: "virtuoso élan and
a flamboyant theatricality." Dyer praised Chen: "the playing of a master, a pianist
transformed by his trials," that he "is back in prime form after years of struggle
following an injury, but those years have made him a different pianist, and a better
one." The concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM. Chen was interviewed
and performed live at WGBH station one day before the concert.
65, March 18, 2006: Pianist J.Y. Song
at Jordan Hall presented Taiwanese composer Chiang
rarely performed Bagatelles (1-16), and Debussy’s
technically demanding Etude selections with ease, grace, and virtuosity. Guest
violinist Tanja Becker-Bender was brilliant in Stravinsky’s "Suite Italienne". The
concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM.
66, April 1, 2006: Pianist Cheng-Zong Yin
at Jordan Hall. He presented Galuppi’s rarely
performed Sonata in C major as well as Beethoven’s "Appassionata" and Schubert’s
Sonata in Bb major, D.960.
67, August 26, 2006: "Tea and Music in Dialogue"
at Dorothy Quincy Suite, Back Bay Event
Center, Boston. The "Trance Music Ensemble忘樂小集"
from Taiwan performed a unique combination of Chinese music, tea ceremony, chanting
of poem, flower arrangement and exhibition of traditional Chinese arts and art objects.
The performance involves two types of tea: Pao Chung
Tie Guan Yin
"Iron Goddess of Mercy". It was an unforgettable event.
68, and 69, September 29 and 30, 2006: pianist Meng-Chieh Liu
Jordan Hall: Schubert piano sonata cycles 1 and 2. After surviving life-threatening
illness, Mr. Liu returned with two concerts entirely devoted to six Schubert sonatas:
Eb major D568, C major "Relique" D840, A minor D845, A minor D537,
G major D894, and C minor D958. The two concerts were recorded live by WGBH
89.7 FM Boston.
70, Jan. 6, 2007: "Snow In June"
at Jordan Hall. Chosen by
The Boston Globe as the classical "Choice" of the week, recommended
as a "must-see event", accompanied by a large photo of Wu Man, also listed as one
of the Boston Globe’s Classical Pick, the concert was a smashing success.
The enthusiastic audience, including Yo Yo Ma and many other distinguished musicians,
packed the hall cheering nonstop for the superb performance by an ensemble of internationally
renowned musicians. Violinist Lynn Chang張萬鈞
and pipa virtuoso Wu Man吳蠻
were joined by violist Hsin-Yun Huang黃心芸,
cellist Bion Tsang
Carol Ou, flutist Fenwick Smith, conductor Scott Yoo, percussionist Robert Schulz,
clarinetist Thomas Hill, as well as Samuel Solomon, William Manley, Aaron Trant,
Steve Kim and Jae Young Cosmos Lee in a provocative production of Chinese contemporary
music. Highlights included two notable works by Tan Dun
"Elegy: Snow In June" for percussion quartet and cello, and the rarely performed
complete "Ghost Opera." for string quartet and pipa, with stone, water, paper, and
metal. The concert also includes Zhou Long周龍
and Wu Man’s arrangement of Chinese folk tunes
and the Boston premiere of Shih-Hui Chen’s
"Shu Shon Key (Remembrance)思想起".
Part of the program was performed and aired on WGBH on Jan. 5. The
entire concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM .
71, Feb. 3, 2007: Choliang Lin
violin, Hei-Ye Ni
cello, and Helen Huang
Jordan Hall. The trio
demonstrated its artistic excellence and flowing musical rapport in a program that
included: Debussy's cello sonata, Mendelssohn’s Piano trio in D minor, and works
by renowned composer Zhou Long
The concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7
72, March 3, 2007: Pianist Tian Ying
at Jordan Hall. Tian Ying preformed an musically
challenging and technically demanding program that including Rachmaninoff’s Variations
on a Theme of Corelli, Beethoven’s Sonata Op 57 "Appassionata", Liszt’s Sonata in
B Minor, and Rigoletto Paraphrase. The
concert was recorded live by WGBH 89.7 FM Boston.
73, Sept. 29, 2007: Pianist Fou Ts’ong傳聰at
Jordan Hall. His lifelong devotion to music and the artistry of a great master was clearly demonstrated and appreciated by the house-full of
enthusiastic music lovers. In his master class at NEC, he explained his music insight
to two advanced graduate students, faculty members, and other musicians.
74, Nov. 3, 2007: Pianist Peng Peng Gong
Marimba soloist Pius Cheung
at Jordan Hall.
The 14-year old "Mozart of Aisa" Peng Peng performed works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff
and his own transcription of Ravel’s La Valse. Pius Cheung transformed the complete
Bach’s Goldberg variations on Marimba.
75, Jan. 12, 2008:
Three Sopranos: Guang Yang楊光, Guiping Deng
and Mewas Lin
by pianist Timothy Steele
at Jordan Hall. The virtuoso sopranos performed operatic
aria, art songs, and folk songs in solo, duet, and trio.
76, Feb. 5, 2008: Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
Emmanuel Church, Boston.
77, Feb. 10, 2008: Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Program included Messiaen "Le Baiser"
from "Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus," Schubert "Sonata in Bb Major, D. 960,"
and Beethoven "Sonata in Fb Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier." What Richard Dyer of
Boston Globe wrote in 2006 was once again reconfirmed: "the performance
was a stupendous display of power, speed, stamina, and color…..the playing of a
master." Mr. Chen also performed at Boston University on Feb. 3rd and
gave master classes at New England Conservatory and Boston University.
78, April 5, 2008: Cellist Bion Tsang章雨亭and
pianist Anton Nel
at Jordan Hall. An Evening of
Brahms Sonatas and Hungarian Dances, including E minor, Op. 38, F major, Op. 99
for piano and cello,
and Hungarian Dances Nos. 1,2,4,5, arranged by Bion Tsang based
Joachim’s violin originals. Boston Chinese News called it "Master
pieces played masterly." They were also invited to perform live on WGBH 89.7
FM. The live concert recordings has been
released by Artek Recordings.
79, May 10, 2008: Nai Ni Chen陳乃霓Dance
Company at John Hancock Hall. Marcia Siegel
of Boston Phenoix wrote after this fantastic
show: "The program demonstrated how the traditions can nourish contemporary
dance, with practical tools like movement and symbolic objects as well as
philosophical and literary themes. With its quiet and mysterious moods, its
visual spectacle and meticulous dancing, this beautifully produced program
have induced reflection and calm."
80, Sept. 27, 2008: Violinist Chuan-Yun Li
and pianist Robert Koenig
at Jordan Hall. Hundreds of enthusiastic followers of Li were rewarded with a performance
of challenging program including Strauss, Bazzini, Sarasate, Waxman, and more.
Sino-American Times and Boston Chinese Report called
his performance "dazzling, incredible". The concert was recorded live by WGBH
89.7 FM Boston.
81, October 25, 2008: "Sound of the Ocean" by U Theatre優人神鼓at
John Hancock Hall. More than 1000 packed the Hall cheering with lasting standing
ovation and tears in their eyes . This sold-out compelling, performance with seamless
work of theatre, percussion, martial arts and meditation will be remembered for
a long time.
82, Jan. 10, 2009: Winners of Young Concert Artists International Audition:
piano and Daxun Zhang
double bass at Jordan Hall. Program includes classics from both East
and West. The audience were amazed by especially the virtuosity from a double bass
in a solo performance.
83, March 21, 2009: Meng-Chieh Liu劉孟捷, piano
at Jordan Hall. "Schubert Sonata Cycle 3" Schubert Sonata in B major, D. 575, A
minor, D. 784, and A major, D. 959.
84, Sept. 26, 2009: Magic Strings: A Dialogue between Pipa and Violin
Jordan Hall. The 20th Anniversary Season opening was a huge success.
A program designed by violinist Lynn Chang張萬鈞
, contrasting the Chinese-American composer
the American but Asian-influenced composer Lou Harrison. performed by Lynn
Chang, Wu Man
pipa, Robert Schulz’s percussion and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. Boston
Globe selected this concert on their "Editors’ Pick" of the week, a preconcert
Classical Notes titled "From two traditions, one true sound" by David Weininger
after intensive interviews with Lynn Chang and Chen Yi
And a very positive Boston Globe review by Matthew Guerrieri "A study
in contrasts at Jordan Hall". The performance was a huge success. It was a concert
that will be long remembered.
85, Jan. 16, 2010: Three Minds Meeting: Composer, Performers, Audience三心會:
Hall.: Bin Huang黃濱
, violin,Wendy Law羅詠媞,
piano. The three outstanding classical
laides charmed appreciative audience with works byHandel-Halverson, Cassado, Paganini,
and Chopin in solo and duo, as well as a fantastic performance of Mendelssohn’s
Piani Trio in D minor, Op. 49. Ms. Chu-Fang Huang also gave a piano master class
at Steinert Hall of M.Steinert & Sons of Boston.
86, March 12, 2010: pianist Cheng –Zong Yin
Harvard Sanders Theatre, as well as a Master Class on March 10 at the Steinert Hall
of the M.Steinert & Sons Boston. Celebrating his 60 years of piano performance,
Yin performed an All-Schubert program to an enthusiastic audience that raised the
roof at Sanders. Four advanced students, Derek Wang, Cun Mo Yin, Minjoo Choo, and
Leonardo Hilsdorf played at his master class. The house at Steinway was completed
full over its capacity.
87, March 27, 2010: "Sound of the Ocean" by U Theatre優人神鼓at
Cutler Majestic Theatre. Another sold-out event with standing ovation. There were
no dry-eyes in the audience for this moving performance. The lecture Demonstration
on March 28 at Harvard Paine Hall was also a very successful event.
88, April 10, 2010: "Palace in Desert"
at Jordan Hall. A traditional Chinese classical music
concert performed by prize-winning virtuosos lead by Bao Jian包键
and Hu Jianbing胡建兵
. Three North
America debuts including a rarely heard original ancient tune of the "Beijing Zhihua
sheng, guanzi, pipa, erhu, flute, xun, and other instruments. The old music preserved
by this Temple carries a significant meaning to Buddhist music, ethnic music and
Chinese musical history.
89, April 30, 2010: pianist Minsoo Sohn, at Jordan Hall. Program included
Kirchner, Beethoven and Ravel to an enthuasiastic audience.
90, October 30, 2010: pianist Dang Thai-Son
鄧泰山 at Jordan Hall. Celebrating the Chopin
200 birthday year, with Chopin’s Dances, including Waltzes, Bolero, Tarantella,
Mazurkas, and Polonaise Fantasie to critical acclaim before an enthusiastic audience.
91, Nov. 19, 2010: pianist Hung-Kuan Chen陳宏寬
and students at Emmanuel Church Boston. Mr. Chen’s
top students from NEC (Lukas Vondracek), Yale (Michael Namirovsky),
and NEC Prep program at Walnut Hill School (Cun Mo Yin) performed a challenging
program to critical accalms.
92, Feb. 12, 2011: Instrumental Minds: violinist NaiYuan Hu胡乃元,
cellist Bion Tsang章雨亭,
pianist Ning An安寧
at Jordan Hall. The Boston Globe
called them " technically solid, energetic, and sharply drawn," "the most high-spirited
playing", The Boston Musical Intelligencer called the concert " a
93, April 9, 2011: pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii
辻井伸行Boston Debut at Jordan Hall. A sold-out concert by the winner of 2009 Van Cliburn
Piano Competition. The Boston musical Intelligencer gave "Nobo" who
was blind at birth, very high remarks. He also gave a demo and Q/A session
the day before monitored by Richard Dyer, and translated by Yukiko Sekino.
94, April 19, 2011: New Asia Chamber Music Society新亞室內樂協會Debut
Performance at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, NY. A sold-out event by guest
violist Hsin-Yun Huang黃心芸,
and violinists Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu
Paul Chun-Wen Huang
violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin
cellists Nan-Cheng Chen
and pianists Helen Huang
Yu-Chieh Kelly Lin
Program includes works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Jay Lin’s
world premiere "..as time flows, and eclipses.."
(2011) for Piano and Cello Quintet.
95, October 29, 2011: pianist George Li
Hall Recital Debut. At age 16, George Li is the winner of Gilmore Young Artist Award,
Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Cooper International Piano
Competition. He performed a challenging program before a housefull of enthusiastic
audience and received high commends from Lloyd Schwartz of The Boston Phoenix,
and Brian Jones of The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
96, Jan. 21, 2012: The Shanghai Quartet
and pianist Hung-Kuan Chen
at Jordan Hall. Program includes string quartets
by Beethoven and Penderecki (Boston Premiere), and the Brahms’ piano quintet in
F minor. Cashman Kerr Prince of The Boston Musical Intelligencer gave
rave review on the entire concert.
97, Feb. 11, 2012: pianist Sa Chen陳薩 and violinist Ning Feng寧峰
at Jordan Hall. Sa Chen lost her passport two
days before the concert. Their concert is postponed. Instead pianist Hung-Kuan
a solo recital featuring three late Beethoven piano sonatas: Nos. 27, 28, and 29
(Hammerklavier) to critical acclaim. The Boston Musical Intelligencer
praised Chen’s accomplishment, caliber, and refinement: "Hung-Kuan Chen is a
masterful pianist. His meditative, introspective interpretations of
Beethoven’s late piano sonatas are both provocative and enlightening."
98, April 7, 2012: double bassist DaXun Zhang
pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi at Jordan Hall. Mr. Zhang also gave a master
class at the Longy School of Music.
99, June 22, 2012: A "sold-out" Boston Debut. Beijing Central Conservatory
of Music Chorus at Harvard Sanders Theatre, under the baton of conductor
conductor Li Yang楊力.
A moving and powerful performance that left no dry-eyes in the concert hall.
100, November 3, 2012: The Long Piano Duo Boston Debut, Beatrice
and Christina Long
Jordan Hall. Accompanied by "The St. Botolph Strings", an ensemble
consists of 18 top level players from the New England Conservatory of Music, coached
by Lynn Chang. This concert was selected as "Editor’s Pick"
by Boston Globe.
101. Feb. 2, 2013: Empty Choreography玄門步虛Buddhism
and Taoism Temple Music,
featuring the four virtorosos of Chinese wind instruments: BaoJian包鍵、Hu
at Jordan Hall. Both the pre-concert lecture (Waifong Loh
translation) and concert were attended by enthusiastic audience with warm reception.
102. March 30, 2013: violinist Lynn Chang張萬鈞,
pianist Ya-Fei Chuang莊雅斐,
cellist Carol Ou歐逸青,
violist Jennifer Chang, violinist Amanda Wang, and the Grammy Awarded Ying Quartet
performing "Music From Around The World" at Jordan Hall. Works by
Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber, Shih-Hui Chen
Joaquin Turina, and Felix Mendelssohn were performed to an enthusatic audience
with standing ovation. Chen, composed the sound track for the award winning
appeared on stage with the film director Tai-Li Hu
showing part of the film. The concert was one
of the "Featured Events" on Boston.com, and received a rave review from
The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
103, April 15, 2013: Pianist Meng-Chieh Liu
Hall,performing Schubert Sonata cycle 4: A Major, D 664, D Major, D 850, and B flat
major, D 960. The concert was one of the "Featured Events" on Boston.com.,
and received a rave review from The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
104, Oct. 26, 2013: Light and Shadow
Nai-Yuan Hu胡乃元, violin, Scott Lee李捷琦,
viola, Bion Tsang章雨亭,
cello and Meng-Chieh Liu劉孟捷,
Jordan Hall, performing works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Faure. It was selected
by Boston Globe Calendar as "Editor's Pick", and received
a rave review from The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
105, Nov. 15, 2013: Pianist Cheng-Zong Yin殷承宗
at Jordan Hall. Celebrating his 30th
anniversary of Carnegie Hall Debut. It was listed among Boston Globe's
106. Nov. 21, 2013: New Asia Chamber Music Society新亞室內樂協會
at the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. World Premier
Gordon Chin's "Moon Night Sorrow".
107, Jan. 25, 2014: pianist Sa Chen
violinist Feng Ning寧峰at
Jordan Hall. This concert was listed as one of Boston Globe's
"Featured Events." Due to passport issues, Sa Chen cannot arrive
Boston on time. The program was slightly changed. Feng Ning performed with
pianist Hung Kuan Chen陳宏寬
on Brahms Sonata
in D minor No. 3, with
on Waxman's Carmen
Fantasie, and with Peter
Chuang Chuang Fang方壯壯
Sonata No.9. Both Niu Niu and Fang are
current students of Hung-Kuan Chen at New England Conservatory. Praised by the
enthusiastic audience as the "Chinese Heifetz," Feng Ning
gave a stunning
performance with standing ovations .
108, March 1, 2014: violinist Paul Huang黃俊文
and pianist Helen Huang黃海倫
at Jordan Hall. This concert was listed as one
of Boston Globe's "Featured Events." Program "Italian and Slavic Influences"
with works by Vivaldi, Respighi, Stravinsky, Glazunov, and Sxymanowski.
109, May 24, 2014: pianist Sean Chen陳宣堯,
at Jordan Hall.
This concert was listed as one of
Boston Globe's "Featured Events." Crystal Award Winner of the Van Cliburn
Competition, Sean Chen plays Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Chopin, and his own arrangement
of Ravel's La Valse.
110, September 27, 2014: pianist Jue Wang
Jordan Hall. This concert was listed as one of Boston Globe's "Featured Events."
Program includes Chopin Ballade and Rachmaninov's Barcarolle and Sonata No. 2 in
111, January 17, 2015: violinist Angelo Xiang Yu
and pianist Qing Jiang蔣晴
at Jordan Hall. Program include
world premier piece "The Echo in the Sky天際鴻音"
by Ke Xu徐可.
The stunning virtuosity of Angelo and Qing received rave reviews from The
Boston Musical Intelligencer and major Chinese newspapers.
112, March 28, 2015: pianist Ya-Fei Chuang
Jordan Hall. The stunning virtuosity of her playing draw rave reviews from
The Boston Musical Intelligencer and major Chinese newspapers.
113, May 2, 2015: Fragrant Stream
at Jordan Hall. Chinese traditional music from the mid-16th century along with
recent compositions including world premiere and US premiere, performed by virtuoso
instrumentalists Bao Jian包键,
劉麗, Zhou Yi
翁慧, and Cai Zhenqi
114, May 22, 2015: pianist Hung-Kuan
陳宏寬at Carnegie Zankel Hall. Program
included Bach, Liszt, Chopin and Scriabin. He rewarded two encores to the house-full
enthusiastic audience after receiving several standing ovations and shower of bouquets.
Distinguished pianists Gary Graffman, Phillip Kawin, among others were there in
person. Renowned pianist Ruth Slenczynska , now in her
90's admired "...a thoughtful artist who expressed music
in a careful and personal way. An extraordinary concert.
115, Sept. 26, 2015: Yazhi Guo郭雅志
, suona "Desert River大漠長河
"at Jordan Hall, accompanied by Lin Lin
piano, Tao He
erhu, and Ping Li
dulcimer. This concert was selected by The Boston Globe as one of
the "Critic Choice" of the week. Program includes Chinese classic and world premiere
of works by renowned Chinese composers. The performance was warmly received with
major media attention.
116, January 23, 2016: pianist Dang Thai Son
Jordan Hall. Quote from The Boston Musical Intelligencer titled: "Thai-Son
in Knockout" "During Saturday night’s snow, those brave enough—or wise enough—to
venture out to Jordan Hall were warmed by real artistry from Vietnamese pianist
Dang Thai-Son. In this recital Dang showed why he was the 1980 first prizewinner
at the International Chopin Competition, showcasing works by four composers—Schubert,
Chopin, Fauré, and Debussy—each seemingly an old friend. "
117, March 26, 2016: The Ying Quartet
Jordan Hall presenting an All-Beethoven Program: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127,
and Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No.1. The Boston Globe selected this
concert as one of the "Classical Ticket of the Week." The Boston Musical
Intelligencer praised The Ying Quartet "...delivered Beethoven quartets
with great intensity and high-spirited energy."
118, May 14, 2016: pianist Haochen Zhang
at Jordan Hall. Program includes works by Chopin,
Schubert, and Prokofiev. His stunning performance received standing ovation from
a house full of enthusiastic audience. The Boston Music Intelligencer
praised him: ".... from the opening notes the presentation sounded so probing
and nuanced, the voicing so originally textured, the thoughtfulness so
arresting, that you were seemingly hearing the works for the first time...
among the most promising under-30 superhuman keyboard entrants, now include
119, September 24, 2016: pianist Sa Chen
Jordan Hall, performed Chopin Barcarolle, 10 selections of Debussy Preludes books
1 and II, and Liszt Sonata in B minor, to a house of audience who were on their
feet cheering nonstop. The Boston Music Intelligencer praised her:
"… an honest, thoughtful artist ... Chen’s performance showed immense power,
foremost, being powerful as all get out yet also with a sameness of texture
120, January 21, 2017: Bion Tsang
cello and Adam Neiman piano
at Jordan Hall.
To the amazing and unforgettable Bion Tsang and Adam Neiman performed works by Dohnanyi,
Britten, and Grieg, the Boston Musical Intelligencer says: "... a
wonderfully innovative program... It was wonderful to hear this ( Dohnányi) work
which infrequently graces our concert halls... In (Grieg’s) sonata, we hear the
warmth, the comfort, the love of an amiable home and functional family... I applaud
the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts for bringing Bion Tsang to
Boston, and pairing him with his frequent collaborator Adam Neiman."
121, March 25, 2017: FOUR WINDS
四面來風- Music Dialogue
and Cooperation (Series 5) with Meng-Chieh Liu
piano, Borromeo String Quartet and Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra
at Jordan Hall. Program include Chinese traditional tune from Han Dynasty to two world premiere
works by Daniel Walker and Xiaogang Ye
The Boston Music Intelligencer said " .. A truly enlightening and
satisfying evening. With such splendor on stage from every performer to an ever
so fascinating range of traditional Chinese instruments mingling with the traditional
European string quartet, the eye was as fulfilled as the ear. Dignity was everywhere
on Jordan’s stage, both sight- and sound-wise... " Special credits were given to
" Wang Hua
bamboo flute, the xiao, with sensitive silk and satin tones. .. Shen Cheng
張尊連, on huqin,
or Chinese fiddle, masters of that instrument, voicing a pureness reaching all the
way to the soul.... Meng-Chieh Liu
captured the youthful extravaganza from the delicately shaded
impressionistic opening to the virtuosic crashing close. "
122. May 13, 2017: Pianist Eric Lu
Hall. The Boston Music Intelligencer said: "By concert’s end, little
doubt remained as to Lu’s extraordinary facility, his nearly flawless playing, power,
and lightning speed. … with blinding technique and formidable energy such as that
of a rock super star. ...for those who caught Eric Lu in concert at
Jordan there was certainly more than enough from the 19-year-old to bring
his audience to its feet, asking for more...."
123, September 23, 2017: Reflections on Diaspora花果靈根集at
Jordan Hall. Renowned Chinese instrumentalists (Bao Jian
guanzi ,Hu Jianbing
sheng, Chen Tao
dizi, Zhou Yi
pipa ,Xia Wenjie夏文傑
erhu, Weng Hui翁惠guzheng,
qugin) and cellist Mike Block
performed Chinese traditional master pieces and contemporary improvisations.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer praised the concert:
" Chinese Banquet for Ear and Eye Alike" and " Almost without exception, the
eight musicians reigned in sonic magnificence. "
124, November 4, 2017: The Parker Quartet and special guests
Jung-Ja Kim, piano and Charles Clements, double bass,
at Jordan Hall. Co-presenting with the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.
This concert was recommended by The Boston Globe and listed on the
"Critic's Tips". Program included the string quartets of Mozart,
Prokofiev, and the Schubert Trout Quintet. Enthusiastic music lovers and renowned
faculty members from NEC, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Longy School were
in the audience, cheering with pride for their former students, now achieved musicians.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer said: " ... [the Prokofiev
Quartet No. 2] Adagio reposed with as much beauty as you can ever hear from
four strings. (Even among today’s topflight competition, these artists stand
out individually.) "
125, January 27, 2018: Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen
Jordan Hall, performing Mozart, Schoenberg, Boules, Liang and Schubert For some,
this was their first experience hearing live performance of Boulez and enjoying
atonal music. The Boston Musical Intelligencer said "... her first
offering, Mozart’s dark Fantasia in C Minor KV475, completely surprised us with
waves to terror as if from the Commendatore’s burning hand. She grabbed us and would
not let go." Many Boston musical celebraties, and enthusiastic audience were there
cheering and giving her standing ovation.
126, March 31, 2018: Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu
composer-pianist Andrew Hsu
at Jordan Hall.
MUSIC FESTIVAL at Walnut Hill
Since July 1990, the Foundation has organized a successful summer music festival
at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. Each year about 50 talented young musicians,
chosen by auditions, come from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Canada, and the
United States to an intensive musical program with world renowned masters on an
one-on-one basis. The faculty of the festival who has taught or still teaching
actively at the festival are:
Russell Sherman, Robert Levin , (late) Luise Vosgerchian, (late) T. Krafchenko,
Hung-Kuan Chen, Pi-Hsien Chen , Yin Cheng-Zong, (late) Anthony di Bonaventura,
Wha Kyung Byun, David Deveau, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ilya Itin, Minsoo Sohn, Ya-Fei
Chuang, Alexander Korsantia, Vivian Weilerstein, Bruce Brubaker, Victor Rosenbaum,
Sylvia Chambless, Tema Blackstone, Jonathan Bass, Mana Tokuno
Lynn Chang , (late) Marylou Speaker Churchill, (late) Masuko Ushioda, James Buswell,
Nai-Yuan Hu, Nicholas Kitchen, Magdalena Richter, Donald Weilerstein, Kristopher
Scott Lee, Mai Motobuchi, Gillion Rogell, Hsin-Yun Huang, Jessica Bodner.
Laurence Lesser, Mark Churchill, Bion Tsang, Michael Bonner, Carol Ou, Sam Ou.
Edwin Barker , DaXun Zhang, Pascale Delache-Feldman.
Yuhudi Wyner, Samuel Headrick, Yong Yang, Shih-Huei Chen.
Doriot Dwyer, Jean DeMart, Sue-Ellen Tcherepnin.
Kathy Lord. Joyce Alper.
Guiping Deng, Ree-Ven Wang, Patty Thom, Maxwell Li.
Robert Schulz, Pius Cheung.
Thomas Hill, David Samour.
Neil De Land.
INTERPRETATIONS OF MUSIC:
Erhu: Zhan-Tao Lin, Dulcimer: Ping Li, Tai-Chi: Tai-Chun Pan.
Along with private lessons, chamber ensembles, master classes and work shops, the
students were taken to Tanglewood, concerts, musical performances, museums, piano
factory, and many historical sites in the greater Boston area. The same program
will be offered again from July to August, 2018 for the 27th year. Pianist Lang
(2nd prize of 2009 Van Cliburn
competition), Kate Liu (3rd prize 2015 Chopin International Competition
in Warsaw), Eric Lu (1st prize of 2015 National Chopin Competition),
and many other talents were students of this program.
Each year, the faculty members and the students of the music festival perform at
least 20 concerts/master classes/lectures. The Longwood Symphony Orchestra,
participated in the program since 1996, to perform with the festival participants
at the Boston Esplanade by the Charles River to an audience of over 8000. Starting
from 2014, Mercury Orchestra under music director Channing Yu collaborated
with the Festival and performed at Harvard Sanders Theatre, MIT Kresge to a full-house
with standing ovations. The festival concert series are of top quality and captured
media attentions. Great reviews were given by The Boston Globe
and the Boston Musical Intelligencer,
ALL-AMERICAN YOUTH CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
AND CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION Since 1991,
the Foundation organized the All-American Youth Chinese Brush Painting
and Calligraphy Competition annually in April. Each year nearly 250 entries
from about 25 different Chinese Schools in 10 different States are submitted. Winners
receive cash awards, certificates, and also posted on the Foundation’s website.
The panel of judges is made up of renowned scholars and artists. Details on
YOUTH POETRY IN SILK AND BAMBOO: Since 2008, the Foundation successfully
organized the Annual Chinese Music Instrument Audition and Concert,
at the First
Church of Boston . Students from New England and special guess artists participated
annually. Details on
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