Piano Project’s Summer Recital
Belle Chen ~ Pianist
Sunday 4th December, 2016, 8pm
YGAP, 113 Swan St, Richmond
(Next door to Feast of Merit)
Sounds captured on location from Nice, Barcelona, Paris, Malaga, Istanbul, Cervo, London, New York, and Bueno Aires.
And music from:
Maurice Ravel: Une Barque sur l’Ocean from Miroirs
Francis Poulenc: Nocturne No. 7
Federico Mompou: ‘Jeu’ and ‘Jeunes Filles au Jardin’ from Scene d’Enfants
Isaac Albeniz: ‘Malaga’ from Iberia
Jean Sibelius: ‘The Spruce’ from The Tree Suite
Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor
Fazil Say: Black Earth
Handpicked by Brian Eno as the one to watch, Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen has distinguished herself with her unique recorded works that are unbound by tradition- often mixing classical music repertoire with recorded soundscapes. Her creativity was celebrated through winning the classical music category of 2015 London Music Awards, as voted by a luminous panel from the UK music industry.
Belle is a BBC Introducing Classical Artist, most recently performing for them for BBC Third Programme 70th Anniversary at Royal Festival Hall, BBC 3-In Tune and at the 2016 Latitude Festival. She is also a piano soloist for the prestigious Park Lane Group Artists in their 2015/16 season. Her festival appearances in recent years also include: Newbury International Festival, Deal Festival, Australia & New Zealand Literature Festival, Shanghai World Expo, Bloomsbury Festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, and Teneriffe Festival amongst others. Throughout 2014 & 2015, she toured UK as pianist in Concert Theatre’s production of Romeo & Juliet/The Rite of Spring, and as a solo recitalist in Taiwan and UK. Belle’s performances have also been broadcasted and featured by media such as BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, BBC China, Monocle 24 Radio, Classic Radio Finland, Classic FM, ABC FM, 4MBS, and Dateline (TV) amongst others.
Belle graduated from Royal Academy of Music in September 2013 with Master of Music in Performance with Distinction, under the tutelage of Ian Fountain. Since then, she has been handpicked as a winner of Curator’s Choice for Music Award at 2014 NOISE Festival, awarded the 2014 Finalist Award for The American Prize for Music in Chamber Music, and winning the 2015 London Music Award.
Since 2016, Belle has been endorsed by Arts Council England under the Exceptional Talent visa scheme. She is currently teaches postgraduates in Multimedia and Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.
Belle received her Bachelor from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, under the tutelage of Oleg Stepanov.
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