Chestnut Hill College proudly presents Ching-Yun Hu, a Taiwanese-American pianist, recognized around the world for her “first-class talent” and “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ching-Yun Hu will perform on Sunday, February 25, at 3 p.m. in the East Parlor of St. Joseph Hall.
She debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999 and has performed around the world, winning the top prize at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, Israel. Read more about this accomplished pianist at www.chingyunhu.com.
Ching-Yun Hu wrote in an email about her CHC performance: “This technically demanding “Etudes” program starts off with the emotional and intricate Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose music is famed for its melancholy and beautiful melodies. The contrasting second half of the program is filled with lightness, jazz and humor—from Earl Wild’s romantic and fun transcriptions of George Gershwin’s songs, to Alkan’s rarely performed “Le Festin d'Ésope,” and Russian composer Nicolai Kapustin’s jazzy Concert Etudes.”
Chestnut Hill College received the All Steinway School status in 2011, conferred by Steinway and Sons to institutions in which all the pianos used (a minimum of 15) are made by Steinway. CHC’s concert series began in March 2012 and each year, a world-renowned performer who endorses the quality of a Steinway instrument, has been invited to perform on campus.
“It will be a thrill to witness the virtuosity of Ching-Yun Hu” says Sister Kathleen McCloskey, M.M.E., assistant professor of music and chair of the Music Department.
The concert is free and open to the public.