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CHOPIN & CHINA Concert with Pianist Eileen Huang

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center

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CHOPIN & CHINA Concert with Pianist Eileen Huang

March 17, 2019, 4PM

At the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 Ninth Street Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607

Tickets: $35 (VIP ticket), $25 (adult), $15 (student),

Enjoy a delightful evening of classical music featuring Chopin and traditional Chinese music with acclaimed pianist Eileen Huang. VIP ticket holders are invited to a reception after the performance.

Pianist Eileen Huang (爱莲), is the founder and director of International Chamber Music Camp and Festival (ICMC) in Positano, Italy, Shanghai and France since 1998.

Eileen was born in Chongqing, China, and began her piano studies at age 6. At the age of eleven, she won the National Young Musicians Performance Competition and was admitted to the Central Conservatory in Beijing from where she graduated in 1966. Like many other Chinese musicians, her career was put on hold for 7 years during the Cultural Revolution.

She immigrated to San Francisco in 1979 and received the Master of Fine Arts Degree from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1982 and was honored with the Flora Boyd Memorial Award for Best Piano Performance. At Mills College, she studied under Bernard Albramowitsch. She also studied in France, Portugal and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Helena Costa, whose mentors included Alfred Cortot and Edwin Fischer.

Since 1990, Eileen has been living in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France. She has taught Master classes and given piano recitals such as East meets West, Piano on Silk Road, Chopin and China, Golden Autumn Melody, Shunza and Mom’s Silk Trio Concert in the United States, Asia and Europe. She was also a guest performer on Chinese-American singer-songwriter Shunza’s concerts in China and Taiwan.

She has recorded and produced numerous CDs of Chinese piano works and European classical music including: Ancient and Modern Chinese Music Volume I, Volume II, Chinese Piano Concertos, 24 Chinese Folk Songs, Longing, Flowing Through Time, Beethoven Sonata and Chinese Music, Venezia e Napoli, and Bach-Busoni, Ravel and 22 Chinese Folk Songs. Her works have been distributed by Wind Record Company and Wind Song, Ltd. Taiwan, ASV Ltd. London, Divox of Basel, Switzerland and Disques Dom of Paris.

She is also a Tai-Chi teacher and the author of several books in Chinese: Flowing ­‑ Chinese Gypsy Woman (1999), Struggle – How to Build Happiness (2001), 19 Letters from Positano (2004), My Homes (2006), My Corner of Paradise-Positano (2008), and I am Shunza’s Mom – Eileen from Beijing to Positano (2012).

She currently resides in Antibes, Côte d’Azur, and Paris, France


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