Frederic Chiu

Solo Piano Recital, Pedagogy Lecture: “Stage Fright: A Different Perspective", Piano Master Class

April 4, 2013

Pianist Frederic Chiu performs in the world’s most prestigious halls including the Berlin Philharmonic, Kioi and Suntory Halls in Tokyo, Lincoln Center in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Mr. Chiu’s musical partners include Joshua Bell, Pierre Amoyal, Elmar Oliveira, Gary Hoffman, David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz and the St. Lawrence, Shanghai and Daedalus string quartets. He was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Petscheck Award of the Juilliard School, and he was a fellow of the American Pianists Association. He was also the “non-winner” of the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and his elimination from the finals caused an uproar in the press.

With more than 20 albums on the market, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt and others and lesser-known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Many have been singled out, such as “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, “Top 10 recordings” by The New Yorker, with raves from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Frederic Chiu has been invited by many prestigious music schools and conservatories to present his innovative Deeper Piano Studies workshop program, including the Julliard School, New England Conservatory, Mannes College, the Banff Centre, Cornell University and Indiana University’s Jacob Music School. Chiu is committed to expanding the place of classical music. He has created unusual collaborations with personalities outside the world of Classical music, such as the Shakespearean actor Brian Bedford and psychologist/writer/clown Howard Buten. He also co-directs artistic activities at Beechwood Arts, and arts immersion center in Connecticut.

Solo Piano Recital

April 4, 2013
7  p.m.
Missouri Theatre

Pianist Frederic Chiu presents an exciting piano recital that includes a selection of Chopin’s technically challenging Etudes, impressionistic works by Debussy and Ravel, the fiendishly difficult Prokofiev Toccata, and Chiu’s own transcription of Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite. The program concludes with Liszt’s epic transcription for solo piano of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets: $20/$10 (students)


Pedagogy Lecture: “Stage Fright: A Different Perspective,”

April 5, 2013
10:30 a.m.
McKee Gym

Pianist Frederic Chiu has presented lectures on music performances to music organizations throughout the United States, and has developed his own series of workshops, Deeper Performance Studies. In this lecture, Mr. Chiu discusses stage fright for the performer.


Piano Master Class

April 5, 2013
2 p.m.
Whitmore Recital Hall, MU School of Music

MU School of Music pianists will be featured in public lessons in which concert pianist Frederic Chiu will provide his interpretive ideas and artistic insight into works from the piano literature.