Pi-Chin Chien, Violoncello
Second Confluence Musikfest in Zurich
2018年4月21日Together with Fabian Müller, Pi-Chin Chien launched the «Confluence» music festival in 2017. The timeless connection of folk music and classical music and the musical encounter of different cultures is also the theme of the 2nd Confluence Music Festival. It will take place between 21st April and 5th May 2018.
«Taiwan Rhaposdy» in the Berlin Philharmonie
2018年4月15日Pi-Chin Chien plays the "Taiwan Rhaposdy" in the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, a cello concerto in three movements based on Taiwanese folk songs composed by Fabian Müller. The CD released by Sony Classical celebrated a great success in her homeland Taiwan. Now she plays this work accompanied by the Berliner Musikfreunde Orchestra under the direction of Yukari.Ishimoto.
World premiere at the International Chamber Music Festival Avanti in Kaunas, Lithuania
2018年4月11日As part of the International Chamber Music Festival Avanti in Kaunas, Lithuania, Pi-Chin Chien plays together with pianist duo Duo Vilma & Daniel Zbinden the world premiere of the «Concertino for piano four hands, violoncello and string orchestra» by Fabian Müller. They are accompanied by the VDO Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Jonas Janulevicus.
Taiwan Rhapsody with the Brandenburg State Orchestra and Daniel Blendulf
2017年11月24日Germany, Frankfurt a.d.O. - Concert hall C.Ph.E. Bach. After concerts in Taiwan and Switzerland, the «Taiwan Rhapsody» will be heard for the first time in Germany with the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt under the direction of the Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf.
Double concertos by Saint-Saëns and Pfitzner at the Murten Classics Festival 2017
2017年8月31日Pi-Chin Chien and Willi Zimmermann, violin will play the Double concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns «La muse et le poète» and Hans Pfitzner's Duo für Violine, Cello und small Orchestra op. 43 with the Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Kaspar Zehnder.
Swiss Music Night with Swiss cellists in Taiwan
2017年6月5日In 2017 Pi-Chin Chien invited three of the most distinguished swiss cellist for the „Swiss Music Night“ in Taiwan. It was a collaboration with the Tainan National University of Arts TNNUA, its symphony orchestra and conductor Kai-Hsi Fan. This had also an important educational effect including 2 days master-classes by the invited Swiss soloists, Thomas Grossenbacher, Yves Savary und David Riniker, giving their knowledge and experiences to the younger generation. A fulminant concert with pieces for cello and orchestra played by Pi-Chin and the invited soloists built the finale in the National Concert Hall in Taipei.
«Swiss Suite» for cello and piano released by Hug Edition, Zurich
2017年4月22日Fabian Müller wrote the "Swiss Suite" for Pi-Chin Chien, and she played the premiere it at the "Swiss Music Night" 2013 in Taiwan. The version with piano accompaniment has now been published by the Hug Edition (CD included).
2017年4月21日Together with Fabian Müller, Pi-Chin Chien founded the "Confluence" Music Festival in Zurich, which will take place for the first time in 2017. The timeless connection between Folk music and classical music, the musical encounters of East and West are topics that can be experienced between 29 April and 13 May.
巴哈的六首大提琴無伴奏組曲無疑是大提琴所有曲目中最特別的曲子。時代的轉變，浪漫時期音樂的興起，幾乎被遺忘的巴哈六首大提琴無伴奏組曲，直到十九世紀末才被徳國大提琴家Hugo Becker及西班牙大提琴家Pablo Casals碰巧的發現。經過Casals不斷的在世界各地演出這六首大提琴無伴奏組曲，之後終於被世人所公認，並成為學習大提琴及大提琴演奏家們不能缺少的重要曲目。
2016年6月1日In June 2016, the new CD of the Zurich Ensemble "Beyond Time" was released by the german label ARS-production. After the great success of the first CD "Scheherazade" the Zurich ensemble has now fully devoted to the original literature for its instrumentation: Oliver Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps", Volker David Kirchner’s "Exile", and Fabian Müller's work "In The Beginning - three attempts to invent the world" after texts by Tim Krohn (with Swiss soprano Christiane Boesiger).
Asian Premiere of Paul Juon's Triple concerto
2016年3月12日For the first time ever, the wonderful masterpiece by late-romantic Swiss composer Paul Juon was performed in Asia. The concerts took place in the National Concert Hall in Taipei and Kaohsiung in March 2016. The soloist s were Willi Zimmermann, violin, Pi-Chin Chien, cello and Pi-Hsien Chen, piano, accompanied by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kaspar Zehnder.
Ensemble Kandinsky performs at Tate Modern, London
2015年6月15日To coincide with the upcoming Agnes Martin exhibition at Tate Modern this summer, the Ensemble Kandinsky Switzerland will perform on 15 June 2015 in the exhibition itself compositions by Toru Takemitsu, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Pärt and Maurice Ravel.
New CD-release at ARS-Produktion with soloists Kamilla Schatz, violin and Pi-Chin Chien, cello, accompanied by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt conducted by Ruben Gazarian
2015年5月22日In January 2015, the first concert of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt took place under its new leadership, the Armenian conductor Ruben Gazarian. The program was entirely devoted to the Swiss composers. An audiophile CD has now been released on the German label ARS Produktion. On this recording is Fabian Müller`s «Concerto per Klee» for cello, string orchestra and two horns, as well as two transcriptions by Fabian Müller, Ernest Bloch`s «Baal Shem» orchestrated for violin and string orchestra, and the Suite op 89 by Paul Juon arranged for violin, cello and string orchestra. The main work on the CD is Arthur Honegger`s Symphony No. 2.
World premiere of «Taiwan Rhapsody» and «Six Taiwanese Songs» for cello and orchestra; Pi-Chin Chien, cello; National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by Wen-Pin Chien
2015年1月24日On 23rd and 24th of January 2015 the world premieres of both works were played by Pi-Chin Chien, cello and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien. Through his wife, the cellist Pi-Chin Chien, Swiss composer Fabian Müller has a strong relation with the land and culture of Taiwan for more than two decades. After several arrangements of Taiwanese folk songs for chamber music ensembles in the past years, the idea of bringing traditional songs into a western symphonic context was created in spring 2012. The result are two concerto-like works for cello and symphony orchestra: the «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs. Both works are just released on CD by Sony Classical Taiwan.
«Taiwan Rhapsody»: New CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London and conductor Wen-Pin Chien for Sony Music Taiwan
2014年12月22日Fabian Müller belongs to the most successful Swiss composers of his generation. Through his wife, the cellist Pi-Chin Chien, Fabian Müller has a strong relation with the land and culture of Taiwan for more than two decades. After several arrangements of Taiwanese folk songs for chamber music ensembles in the past years, the idea of bringing traditional songs into a western symphonic context was created in spring 2012. The result are two concerto-like works for cello and symphony orchestra: the «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs. Both works are now released on CD by Sony Music Taiwan. On this CD the works are played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pi-Chin Chien as soloist and under the direction of well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien.
January 23 and 24, 2015: World premiere of both works with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO .
New CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Pi-Chin Chien and Antonio Meneses
2013年5月8日In July 2013 a new CD was released by the German label ARS production with «Dialogues Cellestes», a double concerto for two cellos and orchestra by Swiss composer Fabian Müller. It was created on the initiative of Antonio Meneses and was first performed with him and Pi-Chin Chien 2009. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Claude Villaret, who has also directed the premiere.
Piano Trios by L.v. Beethoven Vol. 2 with the European Fine Arts Trio
2013年5月7日The label Guild just released their second CD with works for piano trio by L.v. Beethoven. The European Fine Arts Trio sheds new light on these works with an interpretation, which it is based entirely on the notes of Beethoven's pupil Carl Czerny. On Volume 2 are the Piano Trio, Op 1 as well as das «Archduke Trio», Op 97.
2012年7月7日瑞士作曲家Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒的"Dialogues Cellestes 天使的對話“雙大提琴協奏曲在台灣首演的現場演出錄影. Gernot Schmalfuss指揮長榮交響樂團, Antonio Meneses和簡碧青獨奏雙大提琴在台北國家音樂廳的演出. 請按Video
世界首演Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒第二號大提琴協奏曲«Sirimadi»
2012年6月1日由指揮家Claude Villaret率領泰國愛樂交響樂團與大提琴家簡碧青共同攜手合作, 首演瑞士作曲家Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒的第二號大提琴協奏曲"Sirimadi". 此樂曲的靈感來自於泰國佛教神話故事Sirimadi皇后的故事, 這場音樂會是在瑞士駐泰國大使館舉辦為慶祝瑞士與泰國建交80周年最重要的慶祝活動之一. 全曲長約25分鐘. 請按Video