Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:30pm
at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York St., Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ
Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen graduated from Royal Academy of Music (United Kingdom) in September 2013 with Master of Music in Performance with Distinction. Winner of Classical Music Rising Star Award at the inaugural 2015 London Music Awards, She has been enjoying a busy international schedule, performing a diversity of programmes ranging from classical piano recitals, chamber music recitals, to experimental collaborations with sound design, visual art, theatre, and dance.
In 2014 & 2015, Belle toured the UK as pianist in Concert Theatre’s production of Romeo & Juliet/The Rite of Spring, and as a solo recitalist in Taiwan and the UK. She was a piano soloist for the prestigious Park Lane Group Artists in their 2015/16 season. Belle is currently a guest lecturer in Multimedia and Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was previously endorsed as a Graduate Entrepreneur after her degree. Since 2016, Belle has been endorsed by Arts Council England under the Exceptional Talent visa scheme.
Belle’s Programme is entitled ‘Mediterranean Sounds‘
Welcome! This programme portrays the diverse and colourful essences of a journey along the northern Mediterranean coast. Beginning with Ravel’s ‘Une Barque sur l’Ocean’ as the representation of the Mediterranean Sea, the programme is presented in four sets- reflecting the sounds and cultures of France, Spain, Italy, and the Balkans, before arriving into Turkey. In the first half, we experience the charms of France through the works of Poulenc and Debussy, before travelling south west to the rhythms of southern Spain with works by Albeniz, de Falla, and Mompou. In the second half, we set off on our journey from Italy with works and by Scarlatti, Liszt and Malipiero, before passing through the Balkans with folk-influenced works of Croatian composer Božičević and Greek composer Legaki, and finishing our journey in a spice market in Istanbul with Fazil Say’s Black Earth. Belle hopes that this programme will evoke many memories and imaginations.
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All concerts are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and take place at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, except the Summer Concert which takes place in the Ribble Valley Council Chamber.