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Saugerties Pro Musica
November 25th - 3PM

Annual Bard Conservatory of Music Student Concert


Chi-Hui Yen & Chu-Chun Yen

Program  Bios 


J.S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in a minor, BWV904

L.V. Beethoven: Beethoven Piano Sonata opus. 109


Samuel Barber: Souvenirs (Suite for piano 4 hands), op.28



Pas de deux


Hesitation Tango


Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Prélude à la nuit: très modéré

Malagueña: assez vif

Habanera: assez lent et d'un rythme las

Feria: assez animé

You are invited to join the musicians and the Saugerties Pro Musica board members for punch and cookies after the performance


Chi-Hui Yen - Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chi-Hui Yen began playing the piano at the age of four. She is in her fifth year studying with Melvin Chen and Peter Serkin at The Bard College Conservatory of Music. She is also pursuing a B.A degree in Economics at Bard College.  In 2002, as the youngest competitor that year, she won the first prize in the Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition. In the same year, she was awarded the first prize in the Mauron Paolo Monopli International Piano Competition. The following year, she made her solo debut at Taipei Zhongshan Hall after winning the Young Artists Concerto Competition in 2002. Last summer, she was selected to participate in the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, after which she studied with Andras Kemenes Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary.

Chu-Chun Yen - was born in Taiwan. She got her Bachelor of Music degree at Taipei National University of the Arts with Prof. Rolf-Peter Wille, Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music in University of Rochester with Prof. Barry Snyder, and now is a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying with Prof. Ian Hobson.

Chu-Chun has been selected as top prize winner in numerous piano competitions including the KAWAI National Piano Competition, Taipei University of the Arts Piano Competition, and National Taiwan Piano Competition. In 2002, she participated in the Mauron Paolo Monopli International Piano Competition in Italy and, as the youngest competitor, won the Fifth Prize. In the same year, she was selected by the Treasury of Young Musicians Project sponsored by Taiwan Government as one of the most promising young pianists. In 2011, she won the Second Prize of Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York and the Second Prize of Southern Illinois Young Artists Competition. Chu-Chun was the winner of the 2011 Krannert Debut Artist Award and made her Debut performance at Kosciuszko Foundation Auditorium in New York City the same year. 

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free

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