Award-winning pianist Chen Sa will play Scriabin’s “Etudes Op. 8,” “Etudes, Op. 42,” “Piano Sonata, No. 3, Op. 23” and “3 Pieces, Op. 2” and Chopin’s “Preludes, Op. 28.”
Chen has established herself as “one of the most charismatic pianists of her generation.” She started in her teens by earning critical acclaims at Leeds, Chopin and Van Cliburn competitions, and then began her performing career worldwide with her evocative playing. One description of her music says it “makes you feel the lyrical beauty, but at the same time shows a volcanic underground and the enormous potential of desperation of the music.”
Since 2016 Chen has served as an adjudicator in prestigious competitions: Busoni Concourse Bolzano Italy, Sydney International Competition, Leeds International Piano Competition and the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition.
Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 22
Tickets: 80-480 yuan
Booking: WeChat account “szyyt_piao”
Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, Futian District (深圳音乐厅)
Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D
Pianist Wu Muye will perform a recital, presenting Liszt’s “Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178,” “Dante Sonata, S. 161, No. 7,” “Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, S. 514,” “Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S. 172,” “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,” “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6,” “Liebestraum No. 3,” “Dedication” and “Waltz on Faust, S. 407.”
Wu studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musiqueet de Danse de Paris, the music school of the Paris Conservatory. In 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, Wu played Chopin’s “Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53” at the opening gala at the Grand Palais in Paris. The same year, the pianist played in Beijing along with the China National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of French conductor Michel Plasson. In 2016, Wu played Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” at the gala of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.
Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 23, 25
Tickets: 180-680 yuan
Booking: WeChat account “深圳大剧院票务在线”
Venue: Shenzhen Grand Theater, Luohu District (深圳大剧院)
Metro: Line 1 or 2 to Grand Theater Station (大剧院站), Exit B
Huang Bin and Sheng Yuan
China Conservatory of Music violin professor Huang Bin and Central Conservatory of Music piano professor Sheng Yuan will offer an exciting program of all three of Brahms’ violin sonatas, plus his “Scherzo in C Minor.” Brahms’ violin sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888 at the height of his creative powers.
Huang won the Paganini International Violin Competition in 1994.
Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 24
Tickets: 280-480 yuan
Booking: WeChat account “cmskpac”
Venue: Mountain View Theater, inside Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Nanshan District (海上世界文化艺术中心内境山剧场)
Metro: Line 2 or 12 to Sea World Station (海上世界站), Exit A