80. Ching-Yun Hu, piano

Sunday, November 12th, 2023 @7:30pm | Rachmaninoff 150


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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
Joe Patrych, artistic director

presents

80.

Rachmaninoff 150
 


Ching-Yun Hu, piano

Sunday, November 12th, 2023 @7:30pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


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Frédéric Chopin
Variations on "Là ci darem la mano”

Franz Liszt
Five Lieder Transcriptions
- Leise flehen meine Lieder (Schubert)
- Auf dem Wasser zu Singen (Schubert)
- Ave Maria (Schubert)
- Erlkönig (Schubert)
- Widmung (R. Schumann)


~ Intermission ~

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (Kocsis)
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Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major (Bach)
- Prelude
- Gavotte
- Gigue

Lullaby, Op. 16, No. 1 (Tchaikovsky)
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5
Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
Polka de W. R.

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Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “first class talent… superb pianist” and by International Piano (London) for “praises follow her around the world”, Taiwanese-American pianist Ching-Yun Hu has built an illustrious career as a soloist, educator, and entrepreneur. Winner of top prizes at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Competition, she’s been praised by audiences and critics across the globe for dazzling virtuosity and magnetic stage presence.

With a dedication to making classical music more accessible, Ching-Yun presents captivating programs that tell powerful human stories. Since her debuts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra, she has performed sold-out concerts at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals — including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Taipei Concert Hall, Osaka’s Symphony Hall, Aspen Music Festival and Ruhr Klavier Festival.

An active recording artist, her debut album, Ching-Yun Hu Plays Chopin, was named Best Classical Album of the Year by Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Melody Award, her collaboration with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project resulted in a critically acclaimed recording for BMop Sound and 2019’s Ching-Yun Hu: Rachmaninoff was hailed as “essential listening for Rachmaninoff admirers” by Pianist magazine.

A tireless advocate for music education, Ching-Yun raised $27,000 for youth education charities through a Hope Charity Concert live-streamed on her Facebook page in June 2020. The concert reached more than 140,000 people across the globe.

Ching-Yun is the founder of two festivals across two continents: the Yun-Hsiang International Piano Festival in Taipei and Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA). Now in its 11th year, PYPA provides opportunities for young pianists while serving as an important bridge of cultural partnerships between West and East.

A Steinway Artist, Ching-Yun serves as artist in residence and piano faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, in addition to her busy schedule leading master classes and artist residencies at universities and music festivals worldwide.. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Germany’s Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media, where she studied with Herbert Stessin, Sergei Babayan, and Karl-Heinz Kammerling, respectively.

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