Sunday, February 17, 2013
Chih-Long Hu, piano
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven
Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
Menuetto: Moderato grazioso
Presto con fuoco
Mephisto Waltz No.1 Franz Liszt
~ intermission ~
Liebestraum No. 3 Liszt
Liebestod (Love’s Death) Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Three Movements from Petrouchka Igor Stravinsky
Russian Dance (1882-1971)
The Shrovetide Fair
A native of Taiwan, pianist Chih-Long Hu‘s performance career began to take off after receiving honors including the Taipei National Concert Hall Arising Star, the Chi-Mei Artist Award, and prizes from the Mauro Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, Concurs Internacional De Piano D'Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and the Russian Music International Piano Competition in San Jose, California.
An active pianist, Hu has performed extensively in Asia, Europe and throughout North America, appearing as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has collaborated with conductors including Ann Krinitsky, Shunsaku Tsutsumi, Nicoletta Conti, Kenneth Kiesler, Nuvi Mehta, Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, Cheng-Hsiung Chen, and Li-Ping Cheng.
Hu’s performances have been broadcast in "Performance Today" through NPR stations across the country, and televised in Taiwan, China and Japan. His recent CD album "Formosa Caprices" has received critical acclaims and was nominated as “Best Crossover Album” and Hu as “Best Performer” for the 2009 Golden Melody Award. Another CD of complete Etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff was released in 2010.
Hu’s teachers include Arthur Greene, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Tai-Cheng Chen. Hu received Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Michigan, Master's degree from the Taipei National University of the Arts, and Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University. Hu is currently on the faculty of East Tennessee State University.
Where: All Souls' Episcopal Church
Address: 6400 N. Pennsylvania