Posted on April 1, 2020

Pianist Susan Chan

As your virtual concert hall, All Classical Portland is continuing to offer our Thursdays @ Three weekly concert to listeners around the world.

Although we are unable to open our studio doors to either a live audience or live musicians, we hope you will tune in to this week’s episode of Thursdays @ Three with pianist Susan Chan who recorded a few selections for you from her home!

About the Artist:

The New York Concert Review described Susan Chan as “a thoughtful musician and a sensitive player,” and The New Yorker called her “an energetic advocate for contemporary music.” The Fanfare magazine and the BBC Music Magazine praised her “great technical finesse” and “conspicuous refinement” in her playing on her CD recordings.

Ms. Chan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on four continents, and actively promotes music from Asia and that written by women composers in addition to traditional repertoire. Such venues include Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall; Chopin’s birth house in Poland; Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall; and Steinway Halls in New York, London and Tokyo. She has also performed on the Pianists of the World Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and the Seattle International Piano Festival Recital Series. She has appeared as soloist with the Dnepropetrovsk State Philharmonic (Ukraine), Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Portland Columbia Symphony. She is a member of the Rose City Trio and has performed chamber music with members of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and Music from China.

In recognition of her creative work and achievements, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded Susan Chan with an Individual Artist Fellowship in 2013. She also received “Special Citation for Championing Piano Music by Asian Composers” recognition in The American Prize Competition 2015, in which she performed commissioned works by Zhou Long and Chen Yi. In addition, she was awarded first prize in the Hong Kong Young Musicians Award Competition and was winner in the Mozart Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University.

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