Dear friends of music,
On October 27, Yin Chiang performed a beautiful and at the same time highly interesting concert, which combined two worlds of culture and times: the Baroque or late Baroque, represented by Johann Sebastian Bach and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and the contemporary music of the Chinese composers He, Xuntian, Chen, Yi and Gong, Peng-Peng. What at first glance appears to be a daring concept quickly revealed itself to be a successful program, capable of defining both the contradictions of both times and cultures, as well as highlighting their similarities.
With great technical skill, the pianist succeeded in working out the musical aspects of the very different compositions as well as giving the melody its own space. Especially the Chinese compositions surprised and delighted the audience. Thus, on the one hand, the influence of the Far East was undisputed, but again and again Western elements were clearly to be heard, which was most evident in the play “Petrushka’s Birthday Dance” by Gong, Peng-Peng, featuring variations of the well-known “Happy Birthday to you … ” as a funny, if technically highly sophisticated composition.
It will certainly be exciting to hear more music from the Far East!
Dear friends of music,
Yin Chiang already performed with her sister Huei last year, both in a violin-piano ensemble delighting audiences with European classical music as well as contemporary music from the Far East.
This time Yin Chiang can be heard alone and as the music from the Far East attracted a great deal of attention from the audience, it will be heard again this time! The focus is on the musical connection between Johann Sebastian Bach and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with the still very young Chinese composers. To hear is ia. Peng-Peng Gong, who is only 26 years old and has already become known as a child prodigy. Also Xuntian He and Yi Chen are very well known and experienced composers, so that this concert will definitely again be a special sound experience!
27 October 2018
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Italian concert BWV 971
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Sonata Wq. 63/5
Sonata Wq. 63/6
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
12 variations on Folie d´Espagne
He, Xuntian (* 1952)
Scent Dance IV
Chen, Yi (* 1953)
Gong, Peng-Peng (* 1992)
Petrushka´s Birthday Dance
Eintritt: 18,-€, 10,-€ erm.
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Yin Chiang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, where she received her first piano lessons at the age of 4. Before moving to Europe in 1995 she attended specialist music schools in Taipei. She then continued her piano studies at the University “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Peter Lang and Hans Leygraf, where she gained the title “Magistra Artium”. Subsequently, she studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (HfMT) graduating with the “Konzertexamen” for chamber and contemporary music.
Her first solo performance with orchestra took place when she was 11 years old, in a tour throughout Taiwan. At the age of 16 she performed in a tour in China. Since then she has performed in many European countries as a piano soloist and chamber musician with, amongst others, the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburger Musici Quartet, the E.T.A.Hoffmann Trio, the Cologne Vocalsoloists, the Duo Ensemble Présence, the Ensemble Garage, the Ensemble 20/21, the Ensemble DuoPlus, the Artwork Ensemble and the Gunnar Berg Ensemble. Moreover, she was invited to the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Klangspuren festival (both Austria), Lucerne festival Academy (Switzerland), Acanthes festival (France), Temporada Avuimúsica festival (Barcelona), the New Music Week (Shanghai), the Hörfest (Germany), Music with innovative Expressions (Taipei), China Time Festival (Hamburg, Germany). In 2002 she made her debut in the prestigious Mozartwoche festival in Salzburg playing the world-premiere of Spencer H. Shedler’s “Refraction” for piano solo. She was engaged as both, a pianist and music director responsible for two contemporary opera productions at the Kammeroper Köln (Cologne Chamber Opera). These were “Die Edelweißpiraten” by Snezana Nesic in the season 2007/08 as well as “Weiße Rose” by Udo Zimmermann in the season 2008/09.
Yin Chiang has received scholarships from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Gisela and Erich Andreas foundation in Berlin and the NRW Arts Foundation in Germany. Her performances of works for solo piano by Luciano Berio have been broadcasted in Italian television, and many of her live performances have been broadcasted by radio companies such as Ö1, DRS2, WDR, and the “Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique“ (IRCAM).
The focus of her artistic work is contemporary music, demonstrated by her collaboration with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble InterContemporain, and Pierre Boulez, as well as with various composers, such as György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Marco Stroppa, Toshio Hosokawa, and Matthias Pintscher, only to mention a few. Since 2008 she has regularly given concerts and masterclasses about contemporary music at different music universities in China and Taiwan.
In 2006 she was granted the Austrian citizenship. From 2011 to 2012 she taught in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2012 she founded the C-Camerata, Ensemble for the contemporary music in Taipei. From 2013 to 2015 she translated the whole book of C.P.E. Bach’s “Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen”. In 2015 she recorded the CD “C.P.E. Bach: 8 Sonatas for the Keyboard”.
I am looking forward to your visit!
Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!
The next concert will take place on November 17, 2018 at 5 pm:
Yuko Inoue presents works by C.P.E. Bach and L. v. Beethoven on the fortepiano
Current exhibition by Stephanie Binding with “Of cities and people”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn