Saturday, March 20, 2021, 8:00 pm
at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Kate Liu 劉珒, pianist




Program ~

George Frideric Handel:
Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 for harpsichord.
"The Harmonious Blacksmith"
Air & 5 variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith"

Frédéric Chopin:
Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49

Frédéric Chopin:
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61

~ intermission ~

Robert Schumann:
Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18

Robert Schumann:
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Mäßig: Durchaus energisch
Langsam getragen: Durchweg leise zu halten

Free admission, donation appreciated.
Face mask and social distancing mandated.
Children under 6 not admitted.

Reservation required

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

photos: Chi-Wei Lo, Xiaopei Xu

"Kate Liu invited us into her world of fantasies at Gardner’s Calderwood Hall tonight. Loving and passionate outbursts were paired with intricate and pensive events. Philosophical and fanciful all at the same time. What a powerful performance!!"

"After reviewing from the concert recording on YouTube, Jim McDonald of The Boston Musical Intelligence said, and quoted here: “It was a great pleasure to hear pianist Kate Liu perform for the Chinese Foundation for Performing Arts at the Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall, even if well after the fact, and on YouTube rather than as one of the nine people who experienced it in person.... Throughout, Liu’s music making was seriously serious, solemn even, and super sensitive, with power, richness, and a deliberateness that brought Emil Gilels to mind. She shows calmness, even at full power, and chooses a dutiful and respectful approach over a playful one; an occasional touch of ennui sets in (a good thing). “

Kate Liu  劉珒, pianist

Pianist Kate Liu gained international acclaim after winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She was also awarded the audience favorite prize voted by the Polish public on the Polish National Radio.

As a soloist, Kate has performed in many important venues, such as the Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Shanghai Concert Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Hall, Phillip’s Collection, and others. She has collaborated with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Polish Radio Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and Evanston Symphony Orchestra. Her debut album of works by Chopin was released on the Fryderyk Chopin Institute label in 2016.

Born in Singapore, Kate began playing the piano when she was four years old and moved to the United States when she was eight. Early on in her career, she won 1st Prizes at the Third Asia-Pacific International Chopin Competition and the New York International Piano Competition. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and is currently pursuing graduate studies at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky. Her previous private studies were at the Music Institute of Chicago with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del Rosario.

By Dr. Jannie Burdeti

劉珒 (Kate Liu) 音樂會後新聞稿 - (May 5, 2021)

在新加坡出生,國際蕭邦大賽2015年的銅獎得主,鋼琴家劉珒(Kate Liu),3月20日應中華表演藝術基金會之邀請,在波士頓伊莎貝拉博物館 (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) 新穎美觀的四層樓,可容300人的 Calderwood大廳中,演出一場精彩的鋼琴獨奏會。因疫情的關係,只准包括演出者在內共10人在現場。

劉珒 (Kate Liu) 在2015年國際蕭邦大賽中除了贏得銅獎以外,並同時獲得波蘭廣播電台特別獎,及觀眾投票選出最佳馬祖卡Mazurka舞曲的特別獎。 在此之前,她已獲得無數次比賽的第一名及各種榮譽。本場音樂會曲目包括:韓德爾,蕭邦,及舒曼的作品。全場錄影在放在YouTube上後,一天內就有超過千次的觀賞,佳評如潮。 波士頓音樂雜誌(The Boston Musical Intelligencer) 的樂評兼鋼琴家Jim McDonald在看了品質極佳的錄影後,很感嘆的說, 可惜他未能和其他九人一樣在場欣賞。他說『整場演出的態度都是絕對的認真嚴肅,鎮靜平穩,特別敏感,華麗又強有力。每個音符都是經過仔細的思考。 使人聯想到蘇聯最偉大的鋼琴家之一Emil Gilels的演出。她在最強勢震撼之處能保持冷靜,在最調皮的地方也是用尊敬的專業的態度表現出來。』


中華表演藝術基金會接下來已安排五場現場音樂會,將在同一地點演出。希望隨疫情緩和,現場人數也可以增加。 下一場5月14日由鋼琴家徐小培擔任,可有64人在場。預約已滿,有興趣者可登記候補票,如臨時有人不克參加,將由候補名單上依順序填補。 詳情包括樂曲解說,在網頁上供參考。



   查詢: 中華表演藝術基金會會長譚嘉陵, 電話: 781-259-8195


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