Russian Fireworks Concert
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00pm, Manchester Essex RHS
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00pm, Ipswich High School
The season opens with a passionate and fiery All Russian program and features the brilliant pianist Ya-Fei Chuang performing the Rachmanioff.
- Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
- Stravinsky Firebird
- Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Ya-Fei Chuang
About Ya-Fei Chuang
Ya-Fei Chuang has been acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power. She has appeared at numerous international festivals, including the Beethoven Festival Warsaw with Christoph Eschenbach, European Music Festival (Stuttgart), Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Bach Festival Leipzig, Shan-non Festival (Ireland), and Oulu Festival (Finland). Her American festival performances include the Gilmore, Oregon Bach, Ravinia, Reno, Sarasota, and Tanglewood Festivals.
She has performed in the Celebrity Series in Boston, at the Fromm Foundation concerts at Harvard and in Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Philharmonic halls of Berlin and Cologne, the Berlin Schauspielhaus, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Further engagements include concerts and recordings at the Spectrum Concerts in Berlin’s Philharmonie, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the Orchestra of the Teatro Argentino in La Plata, Argentina as well as numerous appearances in the US and Europe. She has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records. Upcoming CD releases include all-Liszt and all-Chopin recording, as well as the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Degustateurs, to be released worldwide on Harmonia Mundi.
Ya-Fei Chuang’s mastery of the most challenging solo and chamber repertoire is complemented by her commitment to contemporary music. She has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden, Thomas Oboe Lee, and Pulitzer prizewinner Yehudi Wyner. She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, teaches a piano performance seminar for the Continuing Education; and gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and annually a two week master class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.