Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Epoch Times (Sydney): Master pianist to visit Sydney

Dated: November 30-December 6, 2005
News Title:
Master Pianist to visit Sydney

Interview Story:

Intenationally renowned Chinese-Austian master pianist Rueibin Chen will showcase his remarkable talent in Australia during the New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) Gala 2006. Chen has played in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world: the Musikverein and konzerthaus in Vienna, the Opera de Monte Carlo, the Bolshoi Hall Moscow and his celebated home stage of National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Centre.
At the age of 10, Taiwanese-bon Chen became a symphony soloist as a concet pianist with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in 1978.

Three years later his talent took him to Vienna, where he received a concert diploma and soloist's examination award in Hannover, Germany. He studied under Lazar Berman and Murray Perahis's master class. In 1994 he was appointed principal soloist of the "Moldova" Iasi and Tirgu Mures Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania.

Chen has won numerous prestigious awards, including international piano competitions in Vienna, Rome, Warsaw, Athens and Twl Aviv. He has performed at international festivals aound the wold with the finest of ochesta such as the Ukrainian State Symphony, the New Philharmonia Japan, Shanghai Symphony and London chambe Players. Chen is also well-respected fo his perfomance of chamber music and has perfomed with the Shanghai Quartet and lark Quartet.

In 1999 Chen became an Austian citizen, but continued to uphold artistic acclaim in his homeland. The previous year Taiwan's Ministy of Culture awaded Chen "Best Young Artist" which was followed with a mak of national reverence three years later when the then-president Lee Teng-hui invited Chen to perform at the Presidential Palace in a concert that was broadcast across Taiwan. In 2000 Chen was honoured with Taiwan's "Best Arts Performance" award.

Chen has lived in Hong Kong since 2002 as the Artist in Residence of Radio-Television Hong Kong. He is sponsored by various institutions such as the International Chopin Society.

--------Leisa Park -----------