SANTIAGO.- The long-awaited concert series "Grandes Pianistas 2009 Radio Beethoven" is scheduled debut on Thursday of this week at the Santiago Teatro Municipal with solo artist Jie Chen's first performance in Chile.
The "Grandes Pianistas" series is one of the most long-awaited events of the Chilean music season. The event has been held at the Municipal Theater since 1995 and has attracted a major following thanks to the excellent artists and fascinating programs it brings.
The cycle will begin with a performance by solo pianist Jie Chien. The 24 year-old artist from China will perform the "Sonnet in B-Flat Major" by Joseph Haydn; "Chaconne" by Bach; ballads number 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Chopin, and will play "Hundred Birds Pay Homage to Phoenix" by Chinese composer Wang Jian Zhong for the first time in Chile.
Performances are also scheduled to be given by Jorge Federico Osorio (June 19), Armands Abols (August 17), Alfredo Perl (September 14 and 23) and Bruno Leonardo Gelber (November 23).