Monday, October 9, 2017

Pianist Rueibin Chen to give Taipei concert in October

Happy October! I just finished my solo recital at the National Concert Hall in Taipei and 5 cabinet ministers attended the concert.

Pianist Rueibin Chen to give Taipei concert in October
Reported by Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-Austrian pianist Rueibin Chen (陳瑞斌) is giving a piano recital at the National Concert Hall, for which he will not only perform prominent works from Schubert and Beethoven, but also premiere three pieces with the hope of bringing something fresh to the music-goers in Taiwan.
As the title of his concert, “Dreams & Passion” suggests, Chen was beaming with enthusiasm when talking about his career as a musician and the program he had prepared for Taiwanese fans.
Although Chen has spent many years touring around the world, he said he felt most stressed to perform in his hometown.
“Taiwanese fans know my performances very well, they can easily name a piece I have played at a particular concert a long time ago,” said Chen.
For the upcoming concert, Chen will play some of his favorite selections by Schubert and Beethoven, including the transcribed versions of Schubert’s Serenade and “Ave Maria” by Franz Liszt, and Beethoven’s "Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op. 57".
Apart from the well-known pieces that music fans may be familiar with, Chen has also prepared three works to premiere, including “Nocturne” by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, and “Punch and Judy” and “Shadow Play” by Russian composer Alexander Tcherepnin.
“As a musician, I feel obliged to share a diverse repertoire of great works with people in Taiwan, that may also be beneficial to the cultivation of the younger generations,” said Chen.
In terms of Tcherepnin, Chen said the two pieces he would be playing demonstrate the composer’s sources of inspiration in Asian culture, particularly because he was married to a Chinese pianist.
In addition, Tcherepnin was the teacher of Jiang Wen-Ye (江文也) and He Luting (賀綠汀), both of whom had great influence on the classical musicians of subsequent generations in their respective countries, Taiwan and China, said Chen.
Chen also said he was set to perform two of Scriabin’s pieces with only his left hand, for the composer had produced them with a single hand during the time when his right hand had been injured.
Chen started his piano study with his father at the age of five, and at 13, he left for Vienna on his own to pursue the dream of becoming a musician.
Over the years, Chen has received dozens of international music awards and has been invited to perform for a variety of major events across the globe, including the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

The pianist is set to perform prominent works from Schubert and Beethoven, and premiere three pieces to bring a new experience to Taiwanese fans.

Young Russian American pianist played Liszt beautifully!

Young Russian American pianist played Liszt beautifully! Brought back fond memories of my student days with Lazar Berman! #masterclass#Liszt 

What do you consider as the most difficult piano repertoire? Learn from concert pianist Rueibin

What do you consider as the most difficult piano repertoire? Learn from concert pianist Rueibin Chen who has performed with the LA Phil and Pacific Symphony 
9/16/17 One-on-one 🎹 Masterclass 
9/17/17 Piano teachers workshop
See you in Southern California!

Dreams and Passion - Solo Recital at the National Concert Hall - World Tour Premiere

"MUST SEE event fall 2017"
Dreams and Passion - Solo Recital at the National Concert Hall - World Tour Premiere

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2017 Chiayi Arts Festival

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rueibin Chen to bring music to Chiayi City Concert Hall

Interview by Taiwan News 

Rueibin Chen to bring music to Chiayi City Concert Hall

Internationally renowned Taiwan-born Austrian pianist Rueibin Chen will perform on the evening of June 24 at Chiayi City Concert Hall for the Chaiyi Arts Festival, with some pieces specially played for the very first time in Taiwan.
As the late Russian pianist Lazar Berman’s only disciple of Asian descent, Chen has a reputation for brilliant technique and intense artistic expression, as well as having an expertise on the works of Russian composers. This time, Chen will perform renowned classic piano works from Russian-born composer and pianist, A.Tcherepnin, including “Punch and Judy” and “Shadow Play.”
Chen Ruei-bin received his first piano lessons from his father at the age of five, practicing on an old piano in their living room, which he described “now must be a hundred years old.”
At the age of 13, Chen was selected by the Taiwanese government in a national talent search and was sent to Vienna, Austria, the first time he ever stepped onto an airliner – to begin his formal education in music. However, the pianist says that other than a passport, the government did not offer any other support.
Chen has performed in major concert halls all over the world such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Sydney Opera House and the Hong Kong Cultural Center etc.
Asked which concert impressed him the most, Chen relates an experience in Russia, how once a man came to him with tears after the performance, which he later learned from the translator that the man was so touched by his music, saying that he couldn’t believe how a Chinese-Austrian pianist can interpret the works of Russian composer perfectly, and it was like they speak the same language, the language of music.
In between concert engagements, Chen has also ventured into compositions of new music with East West elements in recent years which will be part of a series of new recordings.

2017 Chiayi Arts Festival

2017 Chiayi Arts Festival
looking forward to hiking in the beautiful #Alishan after the concert! 

Southern International Music Festival Rueibin Chen & Friends Concert

Southern International Music Festival
Rueibin Chen & Friends Concert

Great opening concert at brand new concert hall with incredible acoustics!
 Premiering new repertoire
屏東演藝廳音樂廳 2017/04/29 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Musical Journey of Classical Pianist Rueibin Chen

 Musical Journey of Classical Pianist Rueibin Chen

This video shares some of Rueibin’s performances through the years, and contains excerpts from interviews where he recollects his musical journey and experiences from childhood, and also talks about his current visions. Hope you like the video.

Chinese New Year Broadcast -with 100 million viewers in the world. Classical meets Pop

. ❤️Classical + Pop

Very excited to collaborate with pop-star Hacken Lee again! This time is for the famous Chinese New Year Broadcast viewed by tens of millions across China to celebrate the Year of 🐔. Hope u enjoy the link below to the piece we did together a few years ago. ❤️Classical + Pop


澳門每日時報專訪   Dec.7, 2016


Política comprensiva necesaria para sostener desarrollo cultural

  Interview by The Central News Agency 2016/12
Taiwán necesita una política gubernamental más comprensiva y mejores modelos de operaciones para que los institutos culturales promuevan la cultura y lo haga sostenible, dijo recientemente un famoso artista taiwanés.

Chen Rueibin, quien ha ganado 18 medallas en varios concursos de piano internacionales y realiza actuaciones alrededor del mundo, dijo a la CNA que se necesitaba una política cultural interministerial para prosperar el desarrollo cultural.
A Taiwán no le faltan instalaciones de máximo nivel, lo que falta es un mercado para promover la música, opinó Chen.
Hay cerca de 80 pianos Steinway que están sin uso en los diversos centros culturales y universidades alrededor del país, debido a que no hay suficientes conciertos para los pianistas, añadió Chen.
"El promover la música no es sólo la responsabilidad del Ministerio de Cultura", indicó Chen, puntualizando que se deberá involucrar a otras agencias gubernamentales, incluyendo el Ministerio de Educación.
El cultivo de un sentido de apreciación del arte y la música debe empezar a temprana edad, dijo Chen.
Las casas de ópera y salas de música locales deberán también adoptar modelos comerciales más competitivos, dijo Chen, sugiriendo que las mismas pudieran introducir la venta de boletos de temporada, que es una práctica común en algunos países extranjeros.
De esta manera, los telespectadores。 posiblemente podrán desarrollar un interés a largo plazo hacia estos programas artísticos.