Time: 8 p.m., April 25
Tickets: 120-480 yuan
Venue: Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center
Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃園站), Exit B
Pianist Hu Ching-yun will play three pieces from Alkan’s “12 Etudes in All the Major Keys, Op. 35,” Albeniz’s “Iberia” and Chopin’s “Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.”
Hu is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, founder and artistic director of the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival in Taipei and winner of the 2012 Golden Melody Award for Best Classical Album.
Hu studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany.
Following the Rubinstein Competition, she won the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York, and signed a contract under CAG Artist Management. In the following seasons, she performed in many prestigious concerts around the world, including her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill’s Recital Hall, her orchestra debut in Sao Paulo, across Europe at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Munich’s Gasteig, and gave a 10-concert tour in Africa.
Enthusiastic in promoting Taiwanese musicians, Hu founded the Yun-Hsiang Foundation and Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival in 2011. The festival’s goal is to promote classical music in Taiwan and help bridge a connection between world-class musicians to young talents in Taiwan, by giving young artists opportunities to study and perform alongside great masters.