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Pianist Han Chen

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| $25.00

Come and enjoy the virtuoso of the grand piano, prepared piano and the toy piano.  Pianist Han Chen offers a program of JS Bach, Thomas Ades and Frederic Chopin.  A reception will immediately follow the performance.

Hailed by the New York Times as a pianist with “a graceful touch… rhythmic precision… hypnotic charm” (2012) and “sure, subtle touch,” (2014) Han Chen is a distinctive artist whose credentials at a young age already include important prizes in competitions of traditional music as well as increasing respect in the avant-garde.

Mr. Chen is going to record his debut CD with Naxos Records, which consists of all-Liszt operatic transcriptions, as the first prize winner of the 6th China International Piano Competition. International Piano magazine (UK) praised Mr. Chen’s performance in the competition, stating that “[Chen] displayed extraordinary strength, talent and flair.” He was also the winner of the International Russian Music Piano Competition, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Jinqiao National Piano competition in China, among others. This year, Mr. Chen was awarded the Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Scholarship and 26th Chimei Art Prize Piano Category.

Native of Taichung, Taiwan, Mr. Chen attended the Taichung Municipal Guang Fu Elementary School and later on the Shanghai Conservatory Elementary & Middle School. His teachers included Meng-hua Wu, Tsuifong Hung, Siyi Wu, Christopher Zhong and Kuan-wen Wang. He has also worked with Jonathan Biss, Richard Goode, Misha Dichter, Robert Levin and Choong-mo Kang. He is now pursuing his accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Music at The Juilliard School with professor Yoheved Kaplinsky under the C/Kaplan Piano Scholarship, Susan W. Rose Piano Fellowship and Van Cliburn Alumni Scholarship. He also studies with Professor Kaplinsky at the Aspen Music Festival and School under the New Horizon Fellowship.


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February 25, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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