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Taiwanese Studies presents Pi-hsien Chen, piano

Sunday, February 4th, 2018 3:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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Chuan Lyu Endowment and Taiwan Studies Lecture Series at UCSD present pianist Pi-hsien Chen 

W. A. Mozart    Fantasie c-Minor KV 475 and Sonata C-minor KV 457

Yang Tsung-Hsien 楊聦賢
Albumblätter from Sansui Shack 山水寮扎記 (1994)
Lento - Adagietto - Andante

Arnold Schönberg   Five Piano Pieces Op. 23

Yen Lu 盧炎.     Impromptu (2005)

Lei Liang    My Windows

Franz Schubert Sonata E-flat Major DV 568

About the artist:
Pianist Pi-hsien Chen was born in Taiwan and came to Cologne when she was nine years old. One year later, she was admitted into the class of Hans-Otto Schmidt-Neuhaus. She won the first prizes at the ARD-International Piano Competition in Munich, the A. Schoenberg Competition in Rotterdam, and the J. S. Bach Competition in Washington D.C. She performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw-Orchestra, the Zurich-Tonhalle-Orchestra. Conductors with whom she has worked include Bernhard Haiting, Paul Sacher, Hans Zender, Péter Eötvös. Pi-hsien Chen took part in numerous international music festivals. Her increasing interest and engagement in contemporary music grew in cooperation with composers such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág and Elliott Carter. Moreover, she performed contemporary music with ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Asko Ensemble. More recently, her complete Mozart’s Sonatas are released by Sunrise Records. Her recording of Scarlatti and Beethoven sonatas, along with John Cage and Stockhausen were released by HATnowART (Basel,Switzerland) to critical acclaim. Since 1983, Pi-hsien Chen was professor of piano at the University of Music in Cologne, and since 2004, at the University of Music in Freiburg.

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