Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chen Ruei-bin Hong Kong concert set for Nov. 4

Taiwan News        Oct 29,2014

World-renowned pianist Chen Ruei-bin, who was born in Taiwan and studied in Austria, has announced a special concert to be held in the Concert Hall at Hong Kong City Hall Tuesday, November 4. The concert is an expression of thanks to the people of Hong Kong for their support and donations on behalf of the people of Kaohsiung after that city’s tragic gas explosions. Chen will appear with the support of the Kaohsiung Capriccio Chamber Orchestra in an event sponsored by the Kaohsiung Municipal Government and Kaohsiung Bureau of Tourism.
The concert will feature many pieces known and loved in Hong Kong including the debut of “Love River,” the concerto inspired by Kaohsiung’s noted waterway, and Three Nocturnes by Rachmaninov. Chen Ruei-bin was the first pianist to perform these works in Taiwan and the US. The concert will be recorded by RTHK for a delayed broadcast. The event has drawn a great deal of interest from the media in Taiwan, with numerous write-ups in the press, and a crew from a local television station will record a preview of the evening’s music.
Chen Ruei-bin has made many appearances in Hong Kong during the course of his 20-year career, and he has performed with a number of different orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony and the Taipei Municipal Symphony Orchestra, as well as with various Western and Chinese music groups from Hong Kong and Macau. He has also collaborated with the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong Kang-le Bureau of Culture. He also performed with the Macau Symphony Orchestra in its debut appearance in Taiwan last month. In addition to performing in the City Hall Music Center and the Culture Center in Hong Kong, Chen Ruei-bin has delighted audiences in Hong Kong with debut performances of the Yellow River Concerto and the Love River Concerto, winning praise from Western and Chinese critics alike inHong Kong.
Chen has also taught students in several programs in Hong Kong and is currently an artist-in-residence with RTHK.

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014

An Evening of Chinese Splendor

7/5/2014 An Evening of Chinese Splendor 
 Rueibin Chen  performing the Yellow River Concerto 「黃河協奏曲」 on its 75th anniversary.

Taiwanese-Austrian concert pianist Rueibin Chen plays with the Macao Orchestra in Greater Kaohsiung and Greater Taichung

Taiwanese-Austrian concert pianist Rueibin Chen plays with the
Macao Orchestra in Greater Kaohsiung and Greater Taichung This Week.
Photo courtesy of the Capriccio Chamber Orchestra

Interview from Taipei Times , July 25, 2014

Led by acclaimed Chinese conductor Lu Jia , the Macao Orchestra has embarked on their first Taiwan tour. This week in Greater Kaohsiung and Greater Taichung, it’s Rachmaninoff  2> and Rimsky-Korsakov’s , a four-movement symphonic poem that blends eastern and western motifs to narrate .
The Rachmaninoff concerto features Taiwanese-Austrian pianist Rueibin Chen , who is back in Taiwan after debuting at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

July 28 ,Monday at 7:30pm at the Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chih-te Hall ; and July 29 ,Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Chung Shan Hall of Greater Taichung.

Macau Orchestra to play in Taiwan for the 1st time

Interview from China Post, July 24, 2014

TAIPEI -- The Macau Orchestra will perform in Taiwan for the first time during a concert tour, bringing with it works by Rachmaninoff and other masters.
Led by artistic director and principal conductor Lu Jia, the orchestra will hold concerts in Kaohsiung on July 28 and in Taichung on July 29, according to the tour's Taiwan promoter, New Aspect, Environment, Culture & Creation.
The orchestra will perform Rachmaninoff's “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18,” and Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade, Op. 35.”
Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen will join the orchestra in performing the Rachmaninoff piece.
The orchestra, formerly known as the Macau Chamber Orchestra, was established in 1983 and became a professional orchestra in 1995.

Pianist Rueibin Chen plays with Los Angeles Philharmonic

Interview from CNA 

Pianist Rueibin Chen plays with Los Angeles Philharmonic Taipei, July 16 (CNA) Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen gave a successful performancewith the Los Angeles Philharmonic on July 5 at the Hollywood Bowl, the biggest outdoor venue in the United States.

Chen performed the Yellow River Concerto, which he also performed as a soloist at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, marking the first performance by a Taiwanese pianist at the Bowl.

Rising to prominence in the United States in recent years, Chen was invited to perform at the newly opened Bing Concert Hall in Stanford University in February.

In March, he became the first piano soloist to perform at the inaugural season of the brand new Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, for which tickets completely sold out four months in advance.

In addition to his solo recitals and orchestral performances of classical repertoire, Chen has devoted much effort to collaboration and premiering new solo and piano concerto works.

Some of his critically-acclaimed piano concerto compositions are the Love River Concerto, which centers on his fondness for a river in Taiwan, and the Winter Trilogy, written to celebrate the Hakka heritage. Chen performed both at the Lincoln Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and the Hong Kong Cultural Center.

Chen has been the recipient of various distinguished awards and honors, including Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards for Best Performance and for Best Album.

First Taiwanese Pianist performs at America's biggest outdoor venue

       Rueibin Chen plays at Hollywood Bowl
       Interview from The China Post , July 16, 2014