The Embassy Series Presents Pianist Gwhyneth Chen at the Twin Oaks Estate

The Embassy Series, joined by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S., present pianist Gwhyneth Chen at the Twin Oaks Estate on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30 pm.

Gwhyneth Chen is a Taiwanese-American pianist who in 1993, won the biggest cash prize in the history of piano competitions ($100,000.00). Ms. Chen, then a young woman of 23, was the youngest contestant at the Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competition. Subsequent to the award, Mr. Pogorelich himself said of her talent, “She is too good to be true.” Immediately recognized as one of the foremost pianists of her generation, the prize-winning performance was broadcast internationally through CNN channel. In recent years, she has played joint concerts with Ivo Pogorelich in Switzerland and in Taiwan.

Born in Taiwan, Ms. Chen emigrated with her family in 1980 to the United States, where she continued her musical studies with Eduardo Delgado, Robert Turner, and Aube Tzerko. She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music from the Juilliard School. While in New York, her teachers were Martin Canin, Byron Janis and Yin Cheng-Zong.

Program: Bach/Busoni: Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”; Beethoven: Sonata in F minor; Chopin: Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1; Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3; Nocturne in C; Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka.

Related Website: www.embassyseries.org