Described as “one of the brightest performers of her generation” by Classical FM in London, Sa Chen has been delighting audiences in Europe, China, Japan and the United States. Her first major performance was in 1996, when she appeared on BBC Television, competing in the Final of the Prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Sa Chen was born in China. She began her musical studies with Professor Dan Zhaoyi at both the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen School of Arts. She won First Prize at the 1994 China International Piano Competition. She received top scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and studied with Professor Joan Havill and obtained a Master’s Degree in Performance. In 2001, she moved to Germany and studied with Professor Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover.
Sa Chen was awarded Chopin Art Passport from Polish Government as recognition for her achievement and devotion in Chopin’s music during Chopin’s bicentennial in 2010.
Date: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 7:30pm
Venue: North York Chinese Community Church (NYCCC), 32 Kern Road, North York, Ontario M3B 1T1
Tickets: $15 (Students/Seniors), $20, $25 (VIP), $30 (On stage)
Date: Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 3:00pm
Venue: MacMillan Theatre, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto M5S 2C5 (Museum Subway Station)
Tickets: $20, $25, $30, $35
Program: Scarlatti Sonatas, Ravel Gaspard de la nuit, Liszt Ballade no.2, Concert Etude “Un Sospiro”, Hungarian Rhapsody no.12, etc
Presented by: Li Delun Music Foundation
Information/Reservation: [email protected], 416-490-7962