Lucille Chung

Liszt

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212053324
Catnr: SIGCD 533
Release date: 04 May 2018
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Signum Classics
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0635212053324
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SIGCD 533
Release date
04 May 2018

"Lucille Chung is a perfect pianist who combines sensitive tenderness with a finger speed that you can't imagine. She plays intensely sensitive and takes the best of all possible parameters of expressiveness and pianistic technique. You absolutely can not miss this CD!"

Stretto, 05-5-2018
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One of the first female students of the iconic Russian pianist Lazar Berman at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, Chung has won numerous awards for her performances of Liszt’s music, including the B minor Sonata that features on this programme. Lucille describes in her introduction to the programme how Berman “... for a time doubted that a diminutive lady with hands spanning a 9th (although I can now stretch a 10th on a good day) would ever succeed in playing Liszt well ... Mr Berman came around.

Renowned for her “blazing gutsy performance[s]” (The Washington Post), Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, “combining vigour and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance” (Le Soir).

De internationaal vermaarde solist Lucille Chung voert op dit album een programma van virtuoze en verleidelijke werken van Franz Liszt.

Chung is een van de eerste vrouwelijke studenten van de iconische Russische pianist Lazar Berman aan de Academia Pianistica in Imola, Italië, en ze heeft talrijke prijzen gewonnen voor haar uitvoeringen van de muziek van Liszt, waaronder de Sonate in b klein die deel uitmaakt van dit programma.

In haar introductie beschrijft Lucille hoe Berman “een tijdlang twijfelde of een kleine dame met handen met de reikwijdte van een none (ook al kan ik nu een decime halen op een goede dag) er ooit in zou slagen om Liszt goed te spelen … Meneer Berman is van gedachten veranderd.”

Lucille Chung is beroemd om haar “schitterende, gewaagde uitvoering(en)” (The Washington Post), en wordt door Gramophone Magazine geprezen om haar “stijlvolle en verfijnde uitvoeringen” die volgens Le Soir “vitaliteit en soepelheid combineren met natuurlijke welsprekendheid en elegantie.”

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Canadian pianist Lucille Chung is renowned for her “blazing gutsy performance[s]” (The Washington Post). Born in Montréal, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, “combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance” (Le Soir). Ms. Chung has been making her mark from an early age. At age ten, she had made her debut performance with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and a few years later, she claimed first place in the Stravinsky International Piano Competition.

Since her early success, Ms. Chung has performed with over 60 leading orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, KBS Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, UNAM Philharmonic (Mexico), Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Flemish Radio Orchestra as well as all of the major Canadian orchestras. She has appeared with prestigious conductors including, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Spivakov, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Charles Dutoit, to name a few.

As recitalist, Lucille has performed in over 30 countries. She is often invited to chamber festivals and recent appearances include the Seoul Arts Centre Orchestra Festival in Korea, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Aruba Piano Festival. She regularly performs with her husband as a member of the Bax & Chung Piano Duo.

Ms. Chung has a discography of ten titles featuring solo, concerto, and piano duo recordings. Her most recent CD, Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo, was released on the Signum label in June 2016 to high acclaim. The new disc features works by Poulenc for solo piano and she is joined by Alessio Bax for the composer's piano duo works.

Lucille graduated from both the Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School before the age of 20. She then furthered her studies in Europe at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Hochschule für Musik (Franz Liszt) Weimar and Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, where she worked with the late Lazar Berman. The recipient of many prestigious awards, she was recently named Honorary Professor of the Jilin Arts College in China and is on the faculty of the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas.

Lucille Chung is a Steinway Artist.

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Lucille Chung is a perfect pianist who combines sensitive tenderness with a finger speed that you can't imagine. She plays intensely sensitive and takes the best of all possible parameters of expressiveness and pianistic technique. You absolutely can not miss this CD!
Stretto, 05-5-2018

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