Weiyin Chen
Diary in G
Piano Sonatas by Schubert & Schumann


Weiyin Chen, piano

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Track Listing

Sonata No.18 in G major, Op.78, D.894 [38:29]
1. Molto moderato e cantabile [17:39]
2. Andante [8:14]
3. Menuetto: Allegro moderato [4:23]
4. Allegretto [8:08]

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 [18:13]
5. So rasch wir moglich [6:25]
6. Andantino [4:20]
7. Scherzo [1:41]
8. Rondo [5:32]

“a stunning young pianist… Her keyboard touch proved consistently firm, meticulously balanced and tastefully assertive, and her sense of phrasing lucidly energetic…” Kenneth Herman San Diego Arts

The young Taiwanese-American virtuoso pianist Weiyin Chen is an artist whose promise is just beginning to emerge. Ms. Chen is a performer to whom “the music” matters more than anything else, a refreshing outlook for young artists who normally try to showcase their technical skills above all else.

Ms. Chen has already built a most substantial career as a soloist in Asia since her 2008 debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart. She has appeared as a soloist with Taiwan Philharmonic NSO, The China National Symphony Orchestra, The Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, The Kalamazoo Philharmonia, The Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Gijon. She was a featured artist in the Shanghai International Music Festival and the Taipei International Keyboard Festival. Her recital appearances include France, Holland, Panama and New York.

Her engagements during the 2012-2013 season, include concerts with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 under the direction of maestro Leon Fleisher, a gala concert with Taiwan Philharmonic NSO, recitals and chamber music appearances in Taipei, New York City, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Salt Lake City.

A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Chen has performed in numerous festivals including La Jolla SummerFest, Verbier Festival & Academy, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sarasota Music Festival, Chamber Music at the Perlman Music Program and Chamber Music at the Banff Centre. She has collaborated with soloists such as violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Ilya Gringolts, Chee-Yun Kim, David Chan, Alina Pogostkina, violists Paul Neubauer, Cynthia Phelps and cellist Gary Hoffman.

Ms. Chen’s education included studies with the pre-emminent Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and private study with Richard Goode and Claude Frank. She worked with Oxana Yablonskaya and Joseph Kalichstein at The Juilliard School. For additional information, please visit her website at http://www.weiyinchen.com or at www.chesapeakeartists.com

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