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.
Frederic Chiu On the Piano-E-Competition Jury, judging 60 competitors from around the world
Frederic Chiu served on the jury of the International e-Piano Junior Competition 2021, held in Minneapolis, MN from July 12-17, with 6 days of performances recorded in 19 locations around the world. Instead of cancelling or postponing the biennial competition, Piano-e-Competition demonstrated the viability of using Yamaha's Disklavier Piano to bring together more than 60 competitors from around the world during a global pandemic shutdown.
The jury also included internationally recognized pianists and pedagogues: Alexander Braginsky, University of Minnesota (Jury chair), Inna Faliks of UCLA, Marina Lomazov of Eastman School of Music, Yoshikazu Nagai, chair of the piano department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Boris Slutsky, chair of the piano department at the Peabody Conservatory.
The prizewinners and Honorable Mention recipients of the competition participated from around the world. Winners came from the USA, China, Thailand, South Korea, Germany and Canada. Participants also recorded their competition performances in location in Russia, Hong Kong, UK and Singapore. https://www.piano-e-competition.com/default.asp
Classical Smackdown Complete Series available for voting through August 31!
In this tour de force 3-concert series, Chiu presents an intriguing set of match-ups. High tech production puts you close-up “at-the-piano” and lets you comment & vote in real time! Performed over 75 times and loved by audiences worldwide, this is the first time all 3 Smackdown programs appear as a series. Chiu’s rare and fun insights into each composer’s life story, combined with his globally-renowned playing, make your vote more difficult than you’d imagine, with surprising results! Be part of the live voting via text and see voting results in real time. Then compare your concert to other audiences worldwide! All three programs are available for online viewing/listening, with voting via email. LINK
Launch of Frederic Chiu's Friends Club FCXFC on Patreon, with special first-month Launch Offer
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