In memory of Fou Ts'ong's 傅聰 visits  to Boston and NYC during 1993 -2007   - A Photo Tribute


During 1993 to 2007, the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts had the great honor presenting Mr. Fou Ts'ong 傅聰 in 9 concerts and master classes at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and Carnegie Hall Issac Stern Auditorium. These concerts were enthusiastically received by packed audience and to critical acclaims.

Mr. Fou normally arrive one week early before his recital and stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Lena and Yu-Sing Jung
鍾耀星 to adjust the jet lag. During those days, Boston area scholars and musicians gathered around him for dinner or tea to talk about literature, arts, music, history, philosophy, and much more in a relaxed and casual setting. Studio students of Mr. Russell Sherman and Ms. Wha Kyung Byun, many of them are great musicians now, were also invited to experience the most inspiring conversation that one could ever imaging.

We wished that we could record some of the conversation, but doubtfully that would be allowed. Photos were not easy most of the time. Mr. Fou does not like anything rigid or formal. Everything has to be spontaneous and natural. We found a few photos and shared here in his memory.

Mr. Fou's father Fou Lei
傅雷 once said, and he followed it faithfully all his life, that “It is most important to be a decent human being, then an artist, then a musician, and the last is a good pianist.” A great human being Mr. Fou was. His legacy shall live on forever.

Concerts dates and photos:
  1. January 29, 1993  at Jordan Hall
  2. March 29, 1997 at Jordan Hall
  3. February 20, 1999 at Jordan Hall
  4. February 26, 1999 at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium
  5. October 7, 2000 at Jordan Hall
  6. April 13, 2002 at Jordan Hall
  7. October 2, 2004 at Jordan Hall – Fou Ts'ong's 70th birthday
  8. October 9, 2004 at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium – Fou Ts'ong's70th birthday
  9. September 29, 2007 at Jordan Hall


1,  January 29, 1993  at Jordan Hall 
(with Cathy Chan 譚嘉陵)



2, March 29, 1997 at Jordan Hall
(with Rulan Chao Pian 趙如蘭, Ted Pian卞學璜, Ivan Tcherepnin, Sue Ellen Hershman Tcherepnin, Hung-Kuan Chen 陳宏寬)




with Ivan Tcherepnin, Sue Ellen Hershman Tcherepnin, Hung-Kuan Chen 陳宏寬



with Ivan Tcherepnin

3, February 20, 1999 at Jordan Hall
(with Hung-Kuan Chen, Russell Sherman, A. Ramon Rivera)


with Hung Kuan Chen

with Russell Sherman

with Angel Ramon Rivera


4, February 26, 1999 at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium
(at green room after concert with Nai-Yuan Hu 胡乃元 and others)



5, October 7, 2000 at Jordan Hall
(at dinner with Russell Sherman, Wha Kyung Byun, Hung Kuan Chen, Lena and Yu-Sing Jung, Gloria Chien 簡佩盈, Cathy Chan, and others. And at NEC with Yo Yo Ma and Lynn Chang)




with Yo Yo Ma, Lynn Chang

6, April 13, 2002 at Jordan Hall
in a memory concert of pianist Fei-Ping Hsu 許裴平 (1952-2001)



April 13, 2002 Master Class
with Ning An安寧, and Yangwei Situ. A gathering at Jung's with Marilyn Roth, A. Ramon Rivera, Roberto Poli, Ning An, Gloria Chien, Winnie Ip, and Cathy Chan

7, October 2, 2004 at Jordan Hall – Fou Ts'ong's 70th birthday
(A gathering with Yu-Sing Jung 鍾耀星, Ning An, Yuan Pu Chiao 焦元溥, A. Ramon Rivera, Winnie Ip, Roberto Poli, Waifong Loh 陸惠風, Doris Chu 朱蓉, Rulan Chao Pian, Ted Pian, Gloria Chien, Lena Jung, and Cathy Chan. At NEC with Rulan Chao Pian, Ted Pian, and Ai-Li Chen. And Bruce Brubaker, Russell Sherman, Wha Kyung Byun, Vivian Weilerstein, Lynn Chang, and Lisa Wong.)







8, October 9, 2004 at Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium
– Fou Ts'ong's70th birthday

(At Carnegie Hall Green Room with Nai-Yuan Hu, Meng-Chieh Liu 劉孟捷, and composer Soong Fu Yuan宋撫元)







9, September 29, 2007 at Jordan Hall
(with Hae Sun Paik, Russell Sherman, Gabriel Chodos, Bruce Brubaker, Mark Churchill, Ya-Fei Chuang 莊雅斐, Robert Levin, Vivian and Donald Weilerstein, Benjamin Zander, Sylvia Chambless, and Richard Dyer)