Friday, June 21, 2013

Rueibin Chen Piano Recital

Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day.
As a composer, he was one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.

Rachmaninoff’s music is often used in cinema, especially themes from his second and third piano concertos, as well as the Eighteenth variation of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninoff’s melodies have also often been referenced by composers of American popular music.

At sixteen years of age, Rueibin Chen was the youngest prize winner of the International Rachmaninoff piano competition in 1984.

His masterful performances of Rachmaninoff’s complete piano concertos (including the Paganini Rhapsody Op 43) in two consecutive nights at the Taiwan’s National Concert Hall garnered significant critical acclaim. The performance was considered to be first of its kind and left a sensational imprint in the minds of the vast audience.

For the first time in Taiwan, his concert program will feature the complete Rachmaninoff transcriptions; .....Liebesfreud,liebeseid, Rimsky-Korsakoff-Rachmaninoff: Flights of Bumble bee; nocturne.....

Be prepared to immerse yourself in this journey with Ruei Bin Chen as he shares the brilliant sound and colorful melody of Rachmaninoff’s piano legacy.