209. Weiyin Chen陳偉茵, Pianist/2015/06

Weiyin Chen陳偉茵, Pianist

陳偉茵Weiyin ChenIn a time of promising young virtuosos from all over the world the Taiwanese-American pianist Weiyin Chen stands out not just for her dazzling technique, but above all for the sheer musicality and maturity of her playing, qualities rare in an artist of her young years. Her gift for getting to the musical “heart” of the scores she plays has drawn the attention and praise of such master musicians as the renowned conductor-pianist Leon Fleisher and pianists Richard Goode and Claude Frank, all of whom she studied with extensively, among a legion of other notable figures. Ms. Chen is a “thinking pianist” who has a rare ability to look beyond the notes on the page to divine a score’s musical essence.

Ms. Chen has performed as soloist with most of the major orchestras in Asia, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra—with whom she made her debut under Maestro Edo de Waart—and the China National Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared at the Shanghai International Music Festival and many others. Recital engagements have taken her to France, the Netherlands, Panama, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Utah.

An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Chen has participated in such festivals as La Jolla Summerfest, Verbier Festival & Academy, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Banff Center, collaborating with such instrumentalists as violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Ilya Gringolts, Chee-Yun Kim, David Chan, Alina Pogostkina, violists Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps, and cellist Gary Hoffman.

Ms. Chen’s musical education has included studies with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and private study with Richard Goode and Claude Frank. She has also worked with Oxana Yablonskaya, Joseph Kalichstein and Herbert Stessin at the Juilliard School.

陳偉茵,台灣台北市人,1983 年出生,她 於 2005 年自茱麗亞音樂院取得學士學位,鋼琴指導教授為 Oxana Yablonskaya,室內樂指導教授為 Joseph Kalichstein,2010 年獲得美國 約翰霍普金斯大學琵琶第音樂學院碩士及演奏文憑,師事名師 Leon Fleisher。演出足跡遍佈全世界,2008 年 5 月她首度與香港管弦樂團 合作演出,由國際知名指揮家 Edo de Waart 擔任指揮;她最近演出 及合作過的樂團包含:國家交響樂團、密西根 的 Kalamazoo 愛樂交響樂團、西班牙的 Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Gijon 樂團等。同時對室內樂也有高度的熱忱,參加過相當多場音樂節 演出,合作過的音樂家有小提琴家林昭亮、Ilya Gringolts、Chee-Yun Kim…等。