Pianist Chen Sa will perform at the Qingdao People’s Auditorium on August 28. Chen is one of China’s current generation of piano superstars which includes Lang Lang, who will be performing in Qingdao on August 20. The Qingdao People’s Hall is on the corner of Taiping Lu and Daxue Lu across from the small bay near Xiao Qingdao and Zhan Qiao pier. In Qingdao’s Old Town, the auditorium is housed in one of Qingdao’s classic post Liberation buildings.
When: August 28, 7 pm
Venue: Qingdao People’s Auditorium / 青岛人民会堂
Location: 9 Taiping Lu / 太平路9号
Described as “one of the brightest performers of her generation”, Sa Chen has been delighting audiences in European countries, China, Japan and the United States. Her first major performance was in 1996, when at the age of 16 she was seen live on BBC Television, competing in the final of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony. The British public was captivated.
Sa Chen was born in Chongqing, China. She began her musical studies at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and then at the Shenzhen School of Arts with Prof. Dan Zhaoyi in both places. In 1994, Chinese President Jiang Zemin listened to her performance and interviewed her along with Prof. Dan. Following her success at Leeds in 1996, she was subsequently offered a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, studying with Prof. Joan Havill and obtaining a Master’s Degree in Performance. Since 2001, Sa Chen also studied with Prof. Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. She is now living in Germany.
Chen Sa Official Website