BIOGRAPHY

CHIU-YU CHEN – Concert pianist

The concert pianist Chiu Yu Chen is considered one of the most important musicians of his native Taiwan for his higt quality performance on stage as well as being the first Taiwanese to graduate with honors of the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, with prestigious teachers as Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian and Irina Anastasieva.

 

Recently, in 2019, pianist Chiu Yu Chen has done a concert tour in several regions of Mexico, his international tours also include more than 20 concerts in Finland and has been the first Taiwanese pianist in the most prestigious concert halls of Kouvola, Imatra, Savolinna, Varkaus, Lapua, Hyvinkaa, Kotka and Rauma.

In addition to being a much sought-after recitalist performer and offering more than 200 recitals in Taiwan, Chiu Yu Chen is also the Artistic Director of numerous Festivals, including the 210th Anniversary of Schubert (Finland, 2007), 90th Anniversary of Finland's Independence (2007), Tchaikovsky 115th Anniversary (Taiwan, 2008), Beethoven 240th Anniversary (2010, Finland), Sibelius 150th Anniversary (2015, Finland) and more.

He has also taught numerous master classes both in the Far East and in Europe. Both his soloist recitals and performances with orchestras have earned him rave reviews from critics. Chiu Yu Chen is the first Taiwanese pianist to perform at a prestigious festival such as the Buxton Festival (2010, United Kingdom), the Victoria International Art Festival (Malta, 2016).

 

 

Highlights concerts:

 

  • “Taipei National Concert Hall” Taiwan December 25th 2013.

  • “150 years anniversary of the birth of Sibelius: the complete piano works of Sibelius Rauma Sali, Rauma, Finland, from February 16th to 17th, 2015.

  • Concert hall Yuanlin performance hall, Changhua, Taiwan, October 25th 2015.

  • “The XIX International Victoria Art Festival”, Gozo, Malta June 29th 2016.

  • Suk Hall Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Piano recital "The 150th anniversary of Dvorak's birth and the 160th anniversary of Schumann's death" July 2th and 3th 2016.

  • Cultural Center “Rosalba Olvera” - Acapulco, Mexico, August, 24th 2019.

  • Cultural Center “Rosalba Olvera” - Acapulco, Mexico, August, 23th 2019.

  • Concert Hall “Casa Museo Lopez Portillo” - Guadalajara, Mexico, August, 10th 2019.

  • Concert Hall “Centro Estatal de las Artes Ensenada” Ensenada, Mexico, August, 16th 2019.

  • Concert Hall “Centro Estatal de las Artes Ensenada” Ensenada, Mexico, August, 16th 2019.

  • Concert Hall “Centro Estatal de las Artes Ensenada” Mexicali, Mexico, August, 10th 2019.

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