Sept 20: Pianist Frederic Chiu

Sept 20: Pianist Frederic Chiu

Pianist Frederic Chiu celebrates his 26 years as a Yamaha Artist as well as Sundays Live’s 25th anniversary with works by Debussy (Suite Bergamasque, Estampes, and Images I & II) and Gao Ping (Distant Voices and Concealed Kisses).

Yamaha Artist Frederic Chiu’s intriguing piano playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian, American, and European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection. With over 20 recordings produced, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt, and others, in addition to lesser-known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Many have been singled out for recognition, such as “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, “Top 10 recordings” by the New Yorker, and raves from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His most recent recordings demonstrate his wide range: Beethoven/Liszt Symphony V, Carnival of the Animals with David Gonzalez, and Hymns and Dervishes, music by Gurdjieff/de Hartmann. In this special concert, Chiu celebrates his 26 years as a Yamaha Artist as well as Sundays Live’s 25th anniversary.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
Download | Available for one week after the live performance