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Ya-Fei Chuang

Ya-Fei Chuang made her first television appearance in her native Taiwan at the age of eight. The bursary of scholarships from several prestigious foundations, Ms. Chang moved to Germany to study at the conservatories of Freiburg and Cologne. In Cologne she won the conservatory’s International Piano Competition when she was eighteen. Later she relocated in the US and concluded her studies at New England Conservatory in Boston. Ya-Fei Chuang now gives masterclasses in the US, Europe and Asia – for instance at Tanglewood Music Festival and at the Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy. She has performed at all the major festivals and concertizes with the most renowned orchestras worldwide. A great number of CD recordings demonstrate her virtuosity, paired with a particularly intense variety of musical expression. For instance, Vol. 23 of the Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr features Ms. Chuang’s recordings of two Mendelssohn piano concertos with Robert Levin and the Bochum Symphony. Ya-Fei Chuang appears in chamber music recitals with cellist Steven Isserlis, violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin. After having given her Ruhr Piano Festival début performance in 2007, she returned here for her 8th appearance in 2015.

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Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg, Alexander Scriabin
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 34 / Live Recordings 2015
Henri Sigfridsson & others
Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi
Wagner & Verdi: Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 31
Marc-Andre Hamelin etc
Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, Philip Glass
Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 29
Juan Pérez Floristán, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Cheng Zhang & Bertrand Chamayou