With a vibrant concert schedule, a legacy of 30 CDs and a stream of accolades from around the globe, pianist Frederic Chiu occupies a special place in the world of classical music. His non-traditional approach including interdisciplinary collaborations, integration of new technologies and emphasis on audience engagement distinguish Mr. Chiu as a maverick and an innovator, a 21st Century artist.
Liszt Utrecht Competition
After years of waiting, the Liszt Utrecht Festival (and Competition) continued once again in person, with exciting explorations of the seemingly endless stream of creativity and innovation that came from Franz Liszt. This year, the 225 anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert, the festival and competition highlight the amazing combination of Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert. 10 Semi-finalists play 4 concerts each, and our jury has the job of choosing 3 Finalists, then ultimately the Winner of the Competition.
The illustrious jury are all noted performers of Liszt's music. Check out the performances livestreamed at the website and stayed tuned for the results!
Playing for the Largest Piano Tech Convention!
Frederic is in Anaheim, interacting with and playing for one of his favorite groups of people: piano techs! Across 3 days, he presents his Classical Smackdown program, participates in panel discussions between performing artists and piano techs. For the final evening's Yamaha Gala, Frederic presents his 2-piano 1-pianist program, playing Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun in Debussy's own version for 2 pianos, as well as Chopin's only piece written for 2 pianos, the C major Rondeau.
Check out Frederic's article that the PTG Journal published a few years ago on the Gourmet Feeding and Caring for the Piano Pedals! LINK HERE
Frederic Chiu's Friends Club FCXFC on Patreon - Exclusive content and advance notices!
In 2020, the cancellation of all my concerts forced me to interact differently in the world and, like everyone, I found innovative ways to interact virtually with my fans, audiences and students. I discovered a much more personal interaction with those who are important to me and my work, an interaction I would like to continue! It is my desire to build an intimate, passionate and engaged community of fans, friends & supporters with a continual flow of ideas. Which is what you get when you join Frederic Chiu’s Friends Club (FCXFC) at any tier level. There are 4 tiers of support to choose from, and no matter the level at which you join my community, I promise you surprises and delights, and also my deepest, most humble gratitude for taking this journey with me. JOIN HERE