June 25: Pianist Frederic Chiu

June 25: Pianist Frederic Chiu

Pianist Frederic Chiu performs Hymns and Dervishes, music by Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, presented in altered tunings imagined by Frederic Chiu.

Yamaha Artist Frederic Chiu’s intriguing piano-playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian/American/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 CDs on the market, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt, and others, and lesser-known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Stereo Review has singled many out as “Record of the Year,” “Top 10 recordings” by the New Yorker, with 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 25 years as a Yamaha Artist as well as Sundays Live’s 25th anniversary.

Presented by LACMA in cooperation with Yamaha Artist Services.

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