March 28, 2009: Frederic Chiu
There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in the Black Box (Liebowitz) Theater in the Daniel Arts Center.
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. Mr. Chiu previously appeared at Simon’s Rock to great acclaim in November 2006. He is returning as part of the new Visiting Artists’ Series in the Spring of 2009.
With over 20 CDs on the market, Frederic Chiu’s repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt and otheres, and lesser known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Many have been singled out, such as "Record of the Year" by Stereo Review, "Top 10 recordings" by the New Yorker, with raves from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
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