Announcing major solo recital: National Concert Hall, Taipei
I am honored to announce my upcoming performance at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on March 22, 2018.
This solo recital will commemorate the 10th anniversary since I won the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. It’s been an arduous, but satisfying, 10 years maturing as an artist.
Considering how much I hold Rachmaninoff’s music close to my heart, I have included his complete Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 in this program. To contrast with the emotional Rachmaninoff, I will explore the lighter and jazz influenced virtuosic etudes by Earl Wild based on Gershwin’s songs and Concert Etudes by Nicolai Kapustin. My program also introduces the humorous and technically demanding Charles-Valentin Alkan in his “Le Festin d’Ésope”, 12 Etudes in Minor Keys, performed publically for the first time in Taiwan!
Concert preview video of National Concert Hall performance coming March 22, 2018.
My Taiwan tour continues March 31 and April 1 with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mei-Ann Chen. Following a wonderful collaboration with the same ensemble in the epic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, I am looking forward to perform his capricious and dazzling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Lastly, preparation is underway for my upcoming summer festival, the 6th Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA). We are in residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts, August 5-12, 2018, and provide outstanding master classes and performance opportunities to 20 selected young pianists from around the world. Along with myself, faculty this year includes Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman, Simone Dinnerstein, and Charles Abramovic. PYPA also hosts the Philadelphia International Piano Competition, offering cash prizes and performance opportunities. If you are a gifted pianist or connected to one, please apply to PYPA!
Many thanks to all of you who have written to me over the holidays. Your continued enthusiasm for my artistic journey gives me great strength!
With gratitude looking toward a bright 2018,