Pianist Frederic Chiu performs a Tribute to Abbey Simon as he approaches 100. Program includes Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7, Opus 83, Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan from Miroirs, Chopin: Rondo in C major, Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-flat major, BWV 886, and Prokofiev: Toccata.
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 Journaland 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.
Program presented in cooperation with Yamaha Artist Services, New York.