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SHIH-HSIANG CHEN      

TAIWAN

  • date of birth: August 24, 1990
  • graduated Bachelor and Master Degrees at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, under the mentorship of Prof. Vesselin Paraschkevov;
  • he took lessons and performed with great masters such as Julian Rachlin, Guy Braunstein, Vadim Gluzman, Sacha Gawriloff and Tanja Becker-Bender;
  • Chen played as chamber musician in the greatest halls in Europe, including the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Die Glocke in Bremen and the Essen Philharmonie.

Prizes: Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition.

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K. 218

Paganini Caprice No. 5

Second Round

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 No. 2

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata no. 4 in E minor for Solo Violin Op. 27

Semifinal

Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100

Enescu Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano Op. 25, “dans le caractère populaire roumain”

Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme Op. 15

Final

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77