A Masterclass with
YA-FEI CHUANG, Master Teacher
NEPTA Piano teachers performing
Monday, November 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The First Parish of Watertown
35 Church Street
YA-FEI CHUANG has appeared in Boston at Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and the Celebrity Series, and throughout the U.S., including the Gilmore, Oregon Bach, Ravinia, Sarasota, and Tanglewood festivals. Abroad, she has performed with the Berlin Radio Symphony, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Israel Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and venues including the Berlin Philharmonie and Schauspielhaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, London’s Queen Elisabeth Hall, and festivals including Bach Leipzig, Beethoven Warsaw, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Romanian Mozart, Ruhr Piano, Schleswig-Holstein, Stuttgart Festival, Taipei International Music Festival, and Verbier. Chuang is a frequent duo partner with Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin. She juries various competitions, including the International Grieg Piano Competition in Norway in 2014 (where she gave a solo recital) and 2016.
Chuang has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records. The Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings, including a solo recital distributed within Fono Forum Magazine. Reviewing her live recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1, Fanfare hailed her “delicacy and fluidity of touch . . . this version now sits at the top of the pile of Mendelssohn Firsts, alongside Perahia, [Rudolf] Serkin, and John Ogdon.” Upcoming CD releases include all-Liszt and all-Chopin recordings, as well as the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Dégustateurs.
Reviewing her recent solo recital in Boston in The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Mark DeVoto wrote, “Ya-Fei Chuang carries Chopin’s banner today equally with the best of those whose names are more world-famous—I think of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Garrick Ohlsson, and Idil Biret.”
This Masterclass is a Scholarship Fundraising Event. NEPTA is pleased to present this master class as a benefit for teacher educational enrichment. Donations are welcome! Your donation will go toward NEPTA Susan B. Demb Teacher Enrichment Grants. You may make a donation online at www.nepta.info, mail a check to our treasurer, Janice Spillane (18 Mill Street, North Reading MA 01864), or make a cash donation at the master class meeting.
Tickets for non-members and guests: $25
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