Shanghai Music Festival: John Chen
Undoubtedly New Zealand's most outstanding young pianist, John Chen remains the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition, having captured that prize at the age of 18. His Sydney win came close on the heels of his first-prize placement in the Third Lev Vlassenko Australasian Piano Competition in Brisbane the year before, a competition where he also swept all the special prizes.
John Chen began his piano studies at the age of three, gaining a Master of Music degree from the University of Auckland by the time he was 18. He won his first piano competition at the age of nine and made his official orchestral debut aged 15, performing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has performed in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA and Europe. John Chen regularly tours New Zealand for solo recitals and performs with the country's major orchestras.
This is a not to be missed performance with support from Westlake Girls High School's string quartet -Geist
Maurice Ravel: Jeux d'eau
JS Bach: English Suite n. 4 in F major BWV 809
Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major D664
Dorothy Buchanan: From the Mountains to the River (1991)
Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major Op. 17
For tickets contact Kirsten Mason on firstname.lastname@example.org Ph:13167261837, or call the ticket box office on 62172426.
Ticket prices for 180/120/80/50 RMB.
For full event listing and a sample of John playing see the music festival website here