Theatre, Music

Chun-Chieh Yen 严俊杰 Piano Recital Singapore 2024

Organised by: Bechstein Music World
Performed by: Chun-Chieh Yen
  • Date:
    9 Mar 2024
  • Time:
    8:00pm
  • Venue:
    Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place #01-02, Singapore 179558
    Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place #01-02, Singapore 179558Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place #01-02, Singapore 179558
  • Language:
    English

Synopsis:

Humans seek in nature a reflection of their innermost soul, a sentiment echoed by Liszt in his pèlerinage. He described how nature stirred his deep emotions, which led him to portray his strongest sensations and most lively impressions in music.

Chun-Chieh will explore the theme of water through Chopin's Barcarolle & Ravel's Jeux d'eau. The water spirit from Ravel's Ondine symbolises the tragic attempt at love between humans and elemental beings. The programme will also feature Chopin's Op.25 Etudes, showcasing virtuosic qualities and emotional depth. Each piece presents unique challenges and underscores Chopin's mastery of piano writing.

Leading the audience into the whimsical world of Schumann's Carnaval, Chun-Chieh showcases a diverse cast of characters through contrasting musical styles. Schumann also inserts musical cryptograms within each section of Carnaval, making it a challenge for listeners to decipher his masked ball.

Programme:
F.CHOPIN:
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

F.CHOPIN:
12 Etudes, Op. 25

No. 1 in A-flat major ('Aeolian Harp')
No. 2 in F minor ('The Bees')
No. 3 in F major ('The Horseman')
No. 4 in A minor ('Paganini')
No. 5 in E minor ('Wrong Note')
No. 6 in G-sharp minor ('Double Thirds')
No. 7 in C-sharp minor ('Cello')
No. 8 in D-flat major ('Sixths')
No. 9 in G-flat major ('Butterfly')
No. 10 in B minor ('Octave')
No. 11 in A minor ('Winter Wind')
No. 12 in C minor ('Ocean')

M.RAVEL:
Jeux d'eau

M.RAVEL:
Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit)

R.SCHUMANN:
Carnaval, Op. 9

Préambule
Pierrot
Arlequin
Valse Noble
Eusebius
Florestan
Coquette
Replique
Papillons
A.S.C.H S.C.H.A (Lettres Dansantes)
Chiarina
Chopin
Estrella
Reconnaissance
Pantalon et Colombine
Valse Allemande
Paganini
Aveu
Promenade
Pause
Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

(Programme subject to change at the artist's discretion)

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Chun-Chieh Yen
严俊杰

Taiwanese pianist Chun-Chieh Yen has attained widespread acclaim in the global classical music scene with mesmerising performances and significant contributions to education.

A laureate of numerous prestigious international competitions, Chun-Chieh displayed exceptional talent and earned praise from Maestro Alexis Weissenberg. Having graced prestigious stages across Europe, Asia, and America, he actively collaborates with leading orchestras and performs under the batons of renowned conductors like Mikhail Pletnev.

Chun-Chieh's debut album demonstrated his unparalleled musical artistry and earned him the Best Classical Performer Award at the 19th Golden Melody Awards. In recent seasons, he has also undertaken ambitious projects, such as presenting three distinct recitals on the same day as part of the "One Day Piano Festival x 3".

Currently serving as a full-time Associate Professor at the Taiwan Normal University, Chun-Chieh is devoted to imparting knowledge and inspiring future generations of musicians. His global advocacy for classical music extends to faculty positions at international music festivals, including the Music Fest Perugia.

Chun-Chieh Yen 严俊杰 Piano Recital Singapore 2024


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