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Fou Ts'ong Piano Recital
Published on Nov 4, 2013
Dates: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Venue: Concert Hall of NCPA
Prices: 180, 240, 320, 460, 520, 600, 800
Features: Fou Ts'ong is considered one of the most authoritative performers of Chopin's works. On December 1st, acclaimed pianist Fou Ts'ong will be performed at Concert Hall of NCPA in Beijing.
Fou Ts'ong is a Chinese pianist. Born in Shanghai to a family of intellectuals (his father was the translator Fu Lei), Fou first studied piano with Mario Paci, the Italian founder of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In 1953, Fou moved to Europe to continue his training at the Warsaw Conservatory, where he amazed his professors with his intuitive grasp of the mazurka rhythm. His mastery was confirmed when he won the special Mazurka Prize at the 1955 International Chopin Piano Competition.
Fou had been based in London since 1960, whence he embarked on a performing and teaching career that has taken him throughout the world and been distinguished above all by his authoritative interpretations of Chopin; indeed, Hermann Hesse proclaimed him to be the only true performer of the composer's work. Among Fou's closest friends are the fellow pianists Martha Argerich, Leon Fleisher, and Radu Lupu, who, acknowledging his influence upon their musical development, were "obliged to Fou Ts'ong for all his new ideas and for opening new musical horizons for all of us."
In 1976, Fou Ts'ong came back to China and held his solo concert at China Central Conservatory. And after that he came back to his motherland to perform and teach every year. Until now he has already been to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu and Kunming. He gives lectures on Chopin, Mozart Debusy and some other musicians, and also performed the works of these musician and some other masterworks from Schubert and so on. He cooperated with Central philharmonic to play the concertos of Beethoven and with the philharmonic of the students in China Central Conservatory he played the works from Mozart. And it is interesting that he was also the conductor of the concert. And he has specially tutored the training of the indoor music group of Affiliated Middle School of China Central Music Conservatory. Music fans, teachers and students respect him because of his rich experience and earnest attitudes.
Fou Ts'ong was a member of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition's jury in 1991, 1999 and 2007.
Tickets for Fou Ts'ong Piano Recital are Available now!
Booking From: Monday, Nov 04, 2013
Booking Until: Thursday, Nov 28, 2013
Show Time: Dec 01, 2013 / 7:30pm
Running Time: 1 hours 50 minutes
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