Ching-Yun Hu (piano recital)

Ching-Yun Hu (piano recital)
8 March 2011

“This young woman brings with her the secret, the mystery, and the style. She has the suspense of Brendal, Perahia’s lyricism and Barenboim’s depth. Are we witnessing the birth of a new Martha Argerich?”

Chanoch Ron, Yediot Acharonot, Israel.

In Ching-Yun’s home country (Taiwan) and abroad, she has been given a title – “Taiwan’s Proud”. Referred to as “dazzling”, Ching-Yun captured the top prize at the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Her memorable performances of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in the finale of this competition were broadcast live to 38 countries worldwide.

At the age of 14, Ching-Yun moved to the US to study at The Juilliard School. At 16 she won the silver medal at the Taipei International Piano Competition after which she collaborated with several orchestras, including the Aspen Concert Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the World Festival Orchestra and appeared at major festivals in The Netherlands, Austria, the UK and the USA. As Taiwan’s major artist of her generation, she appeared with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra in a concert for 10 000 people as a memorial for the 921 Earthquake Anniversary. Concert appearances have also taken her to prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Cortot, Osaka Hall and various other major concert halls around the world.

Her numerous other international competition accolades include several gold medals and first prizes: at the World Piano Competition (Cincinnati), Olga Koussevitzky International Piano Competition, Seiler International Piano Competition (New York) and the California International Piano Competition. Her performances have been aired by several international radio and television stations. The most recent addition to her long list of international awards is being awarded the First Prize in the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition securing her a Carnegie Hall recital.

Beethoven – Sonata in C major, Op. 35 (“Waldstein”)
Schumann – Fantasie, Op. 17
Schubert/Liszt – Song Transcriptions
Liszt – Concert Etude “La Leggierezza”
Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody

R120 (adults)
R80 (pensioners, students and learners)
Tickets available at Computicket (at all Shoprite / Checkers shops, Mimosa Mall information desk, the Waterfront Mall) and at the doors.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 - 401 2504)

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