© Yoel Levy

Kevin Chen

Winner of the Rubinstein Competition shines in Chopin & Liszt
International Prizes & Awards
Sun 13 Apr ’25 14:15 uur

Chopin - Variations on Là ci darem la mano
Chopin - Ballade No. 4
Liszt - Ballade No. 2
Liszt - Réminiscences de Don Juan

Sun 13 Apr ’25
14:15 uur
  • Sun 13 Apr ’25
    14:15 uur
    Small Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

18 you are, and already you have this in your pocket; International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2021: first prize, Concours de Genève 2022: first prize, Arthur Rubinstein Competition, first prize again. What is to come in 2024... Certainly a wonderful recital in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. The very young Canadian Kevin Chen plays two piano giants: the Polish Chopin and the cosmopolitan Hungarian Liszt. 'An authentic artist with wonderful sensitivity and remarkable mastery,' the French Diapason wrote about Chen. 

'The music mingles with the nightingales' song and the scent of roses...' In 1842, Chopin spent the summer at the French estate of Nohant. Also there was the painter Delacroix, who heard Chopin at work - busy working on his Fourth Ballad. An incredible piece, "it contains the experience of a whole lifetime. - 'Your laughter will not stay, not even until morning. Leave the dead alone...' Dark, threatening words, sung by the come-to-life statue of the Commendatore in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Liszt begins his Réminiscences de Don Juan with this. But also the lovely duet 'Là ci darem la mano' passes in review (see also Chopin !) and the brilliant Champagne aria. The result: the most beautiful and virtuoso opera paraphrase by Liszt. One of those works that win competitions and hearts.

After the concert

After the concert, you will enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious treat. This is included with your ticket.