Delius and Grieg: Composer and Friend: Chian-Chian Hsu (cello)

Delius and Grieg: Composer and Friend: Chian-Chian Hsu (cello)

Lunchtime Music

Date and time
13 Mar 2023 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR



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Cellist Chian-Chian Hsu

Chian-Chian Hsu cello
Chu-Yu Yang violin
Hsuan-Hsuan Lee piano
Petros Troupakis piano
Shu Yi Danneil, Tiantong Wu, Xueer Wu, Lucy Samuels and Yeeching Lau piano quintet

Delius Five Songs from the Norwegian arr. for cello and piano
Delius Cello Sonata
Grieg Intermezzo for Cello and Piano
Delius Concerto for Violin and Cello arr. for piano quintet accompaniment

Delius and Grieg’s unique friendship is not often mentioned. This afternoon’s programme features their music, consisting their lesser-known works and new arrangements of their pieces by Chian-Chian.

Taiwanese cellist Chian-Chian was born in 2000 and began playing the cello at the age of six. She is currently in her final year of her undergraduate degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she studies with Matthew Sharp and Eduardo Vassallo. Chian-Chian has recently taken part in masterclasses by Hannah Roberts, Jian Wang, Julian Lloyd Webber and Steven Isserlis. She has a long-standing passion for chamber music, often performing in string quartets and piano quartets. Outside of chamber music, she regularly performs as a soloist or as an orchestral musician. Recent performances include the British Music Festival, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire lunchtime concert series, chamber music festival and symphony orchestra concert, as well as concerts with the Orchestra in the Shape of Pear and London Firebird Orchestra. Chian-Chian has performed in numerous venues across the UK, including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Cadogan Hall.

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