The Arts Arena Curtis Institute of Music Award

Inaugural Concert by Laureate Vivian Cheng

30 December 2012 | 19:30 – 23:00

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The Arts Arena is proud to announce the creation of an annual Arts Arena Prize for a graduating pianist selected by the celebrated faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, widely considered one of the world’s leading conservatories, counting among its legends Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Alan Gilbert, and Lang Lang. Pianist Vivian Cheng will play Bach, Schubert, Debussy, and Chopin. A coupe de champagne follows.

Cheng has been praised as “absolutely dazzling” (IHT), and has already performed in such venues as Steinway Hall and Lincoln Center. She has won numerous competitions, including the Tureck International Bach Competition, the New York International Piano Competition, and most recently the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Albert M. Greenfield Competition, as a result of which she will appear as a guest soloist with the orchestra.

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The concert will begin promptly at 19h35.


Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata in E minor (BWV 914)

Franz Schubert, Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Allegro

Claude Debussy, Images, deuxième série (L. 111)
Cloches à travers les feuilles
Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
Poissons d’or

Frederic Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20