Liszt: Piano Works Lucille Chung
- Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
- 1Toccata, S197a/R60a01:16
- 2Unstern! Sinistre, disastro, S208/R8004:55
- 3Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau), S198/R5803:15
- 4Bagatelle sans tonalité, S. 216a: Bagatelle ohne Tonart (Bagatelle sans tonalite), S216a/R60c02:47
- 5Abschied, russisches Volkslied, S251/R10402:23
- 6Resignazione, S263/S187a/R38801:23
- 7Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort, S203/R7902:35
- 8En rêve (Nocturne), S207/R87: En reve (Nocturne), S207/R8701:49
- 9Trübe Wolken (Nuages gris), S199/R7802:52
- 10Gretchen, S. 513: Gretchen - 2nd movement from A Faust Symphony, S513/R18017:51
- 11Piano Sonata in B Minor, S178/R2130:39
Info for Liszt: Piano Works
Internationally renowned soloist Lucille Chung performs a programme of virtuosic and beguiling works by Franz Liszt. One of the first female students of the iconic Russian pianist Lazar Berman at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, Chung has won numerous awards for her performances of Liszt's music, including the B minor Sonata that features on this programme – although Lucille describes in her introduction to the programme how Berman "... for a time doubted that a diminutive lady with hands spanning a 9th (although I can now stretch a 10th on a good day) would ever succeed in playing Liszt well ... Mr Berman came around."
Renowned for her "blazing gutsy performance[s]" (The Washington Post), Lucille Chung was born in Montréal and has been acclaimed for her "stylish and refined performances" by Gramophone magazine, "combining vigour and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance" (Le Soir).
Lucille Chung, paino
Canadian pianist Lucille Chung is renowned for her “blazing gutsy performance[s]” (The Washington Post). Born in Montréal, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, “combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance” (Le Soir). Ms. Chung has been making her mark from an early age. At age ten, she had made her debut performance with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and a few years later, she claimed first place in the Stravinsky International Piano Competition.
Since her early success, Ms. Chung has performed with over 60 leading orchestras around the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, KBS Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, UNAM Philharmonic (Mexico), Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Flemish Radio Orchestra as well as all of the major Canadian orchestras. She has appeared with prestigious conductors including, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Spivakov, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Charles Dutoit, to name a few.
As recitalist, Lucille has performed in over 30 countries. She is often invited to chamber festivals and recent appearances include the Seoul Arts Centre Orchestra Festival in Korea, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Aruba Piano Festival. She regularly performs with her husband as a member of the Bax & Chung Piano Duo.
Ms. Chung has a discography of ten titles featuring solo, concerto, and piano duo recordings. Her most recent CD, Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo, was released on the Signum label in June 2016 to high acclaim. The new disc features works by Poulenc for solo piano and she is joined by Alessio Bax for the composer's piano duo works.
Lucille graduated from both the Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School before the age of 20. She then furthered her studies in Europe at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Hochschule für Musik (Franz Liszt) Weimar and Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy, where she worked with the late Lazar Berman. The recipient of many prestigious awards, she was recently named Honorary Professor of the Jilin Arts College in China and is on the faculty of the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas.
Lucille Chung is a Steinway Artist.