Monday, January 20, 2014

Highly acclaimed Filipino pianist Albert Tiu performs in Abelardo Hall Auditorium on Friday, January 24, 2014, 6:30 pm. The event is part of the on-going UP College of Music Concert Series and realizes institutional linkages between University of the Philippines and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at National University of Singapore.

Billed "The Classical Elements," the evening's program consists of virtuosic, picturesque pieces exhibiting varied moods and colors that "paint" unto sound the elements of nature: earth, air, water, and fire. Some of the music to be played are Liszt's "Waldesrauschen" and "Harmonies du soir" from Etudes d'execution transcendante, Rachmaninov's "Lilacs," Quilter/Hough's "The Fuchsia Tree," Godowsky's "The Gardens of Buitenzorg" from Java Suite, Debussy's "Les collines d’Anacapri" and "Le vent dans la plaine" (Preludes Book I) and "Reflets dan l’eau" (Images I), Griffes's "The Night Winds from Three Tone-Pictures Op. 5, Satie's "Feu d'artifice," Skryabin's "Vers la flamme" Op. 72, Mompou's "El Lago" from Paisajes, Berio's "Wasserklavier," and de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance.

Albert Tiu is a pianist of the highest caliber. A recording pianist whose interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin, Skryabin and Rachmaninov have garnered praises from critics, Albert has performed soloist in top orchestras of the world. Known for his innovative and eclectic repertoire, Albert has been described by critics as “an artist of uncommon abilities” (American Record Guide), one whose “heart and mind unite in a deeply affecting union” (Gramophone), and one “who can make a single note or chord tell, yet always within an enviably natural lucid and refined contexts” (Fanfare). Albert has trained with Nelly Castro (Cebu), Nita Quinto (UP), John Winther (Hongkong), Michael Lewin (Boston), and with Jerome Lowenthal in Juilliard School where he received the 1998 Petschek Award that led to his debut in Lincoln Center, New York. He has won top prizes in international piano competitions in Pretoria, Calgary, Santander, Helsinki, and Seoul.

Admission ticket to the concert is priced at Php300.00 with special discounts for the elderly (20%) and students (50%).

For further details, please call 9296963 and 981-8500, loc 2639 or email

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