august, 2019

28aug12:15 pm- 1:00 pmGeorge Xiaoyuan Fu, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Event Details

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

George Xiaoyuan Fu, Piano

Selections from Études, L. 136 (17’)
Étude 1 pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny (five fingers, “after Monsieur Czerny”)
Étude 2 pour les tierces (thirds)
Étude 8 pour les agréments (ornaments)
Étude 5 pour les octaves
Étude 6 pour les huit doigts (eight fingers)
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 (20’)
I. Vivace ma non troppo — Adagio espressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, Chinese-American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed across the Americas and Europe at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. His live performances and interviews have been featured on several public television and radio broadcasts throughout the United States, such as On Stage at Curtis, Articulate with Jim Cotter, Performance Today, and Philadelphia’s Music Makers on WRTI Radio in Philadelphia.

Interested in interdisciplinary work, Mr. Fu has performed in various capacities: from frequently being an active chamber musician with duo partners and ensembles around the world; to collaborating in a ballet and drama productions around the world; to writing and giving lecture-recitals on musical performance. An avid performer of contemporary music, Mr. Fu has collaborated with Krzysztof Penderecki, Harrison Birtwistle, Unsuk Chin, Matthew Aucoin, and Freya Waley-Cohen, in addition to being an active composer himself.

A native of Frederick, Maryland, Mr. Fu holds degrees from Harvard College, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Royal Academy of Music, having studied with Meng-Chieh Liu, Jonathan Biss, Christopher Elton and Joanna MacGregor. He is currently a piano fellow at the Royal Academy of Music.

Time

(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Location

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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