Piano: Ya-Fei Chuang

Ya-Fei Chuang photoFanfare Magazine] hailed her “delicacy and fluidity of touch…this version (live recording of the Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1) now sits at the top of the pile of Mendelssohn Firsts, alongside Perahia, Serkin, and John Ogdon.” Acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang has appeared at numerous international festivals, among them the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw with Christoph Eschenbach, the Taipei International Music Festival, the European Music Festival (Stuttgart), the Bach Festival (Leipzig) and those of Schleswig-Holstein, Ravinia, Gilmore, and Tanglewood. Ms. Chuang has performed as duo partner with Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis, James Buswell and Pierre Amoyal. Her recent engagements include concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, performances in Hong Kong, London, Salzburg, South America and throughout the US; and on forte piano with Boston Baroque, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; and TV appearances in Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and Germany. She has recorded solo, concerto and chamber music works for Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, ECM, and New York Philomusica Records. Her recording of Hindemith’s chamber music works with Spectrum Berlin was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review in 2009; and a live recording of Gershwin Three Preludes, and Seven Virtuoso Etudes by Earl Wild has been recently released by Ruhr Piano Festival. She has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden and Thomas Oboe Lee. 


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