Ching-Yun Hu

Performance: Ching-Yun Hu, piano | string quartet Prima Vista

Where: Piraeus Municipal Gallery

When: 6 November 2013

Ching-Yun Hu was born in Taipei and made her concerto debut at age 13 with the Poland Capella Cracoriensis Chamber Orchestra on tour in Asia. She moved to the USA a year later to study at The Juilliard School in New York. She worked with Sergei Babayan, Karl-Heinz Kammerling and chamber music with Joseph Kalichstein and Seymour Lipkin. She has received artistic guidance from Richard Goode and Murray Perahia.
The Cultural Minister of Taiwan gave her an honorary prize in 2008 recognizing her achievements.
Ching-Yun Hu is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. In 2008, she captured the top prize and the Audience Favorite Prize at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competitionin Tel Aviv.
Ching-Yun Hu’s debut CD, released in 2011 on the Taiwanese label ArchiMusic, featured solo piano music of Chopin and won Taiwan’s 2012 Golden Melody Award for Best Classical Album of the Year. Her next recitaldisc, with music of Granados, Mozart and Ravel, will be released by CAG Records and Sony Music Taiwan.
Recent recital highlights include London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, New York ‘s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House, JFK Center for the Performing Arts, Munich’s Herkulesaal, the Great Hall at Liszt Academy in Budapest, National Concert Hall of Taipei, Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Lodz, and Japan’s Osaka Hall.
She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Dupage Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Portgual’s Orquestra do Algarve, the Johannesberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio at Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, and has toured with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.

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