KulturLeben Berlin has been offering unsold cultural tickets free of charge to low-income earners for 13 years. In 2016, the association initiated a professional as well as musical exchange with the Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung/Taiwan, where Fang-Ing Sheu works as a lecturer.
Already in 2017 and 2019, KulturLeben Berlin succeeded in bringing the exceptional pianist to Berlin for one of her rare European performances. On July 9, 2023, the audience can once again look forward to an extraordinary music evening with Fang-Ing Sheu. With works by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert, F. Chopin and G. Debussy, the pianist takes her listeners on an emotional musical journey, which this time is all about the (musical) new beginning afterthe long, energy-consuming period of the pandemic. In her selection of works, Fang-Ing Sheu sees human suffering as well symbolized as overcoming it towards hope and new enjoyment of life. At the end, the pianist will present a work by the young Taiwanese composer Ching-Ju Shih. In her adaptation of the traditional Taiwanese folk song Spring Breeze, Ching-Ju Shih describes in five variations the deep connection of the Taiwanese people to their homeland.
The Taiwanese pianist Fang-Ing Sheu received her musical education at the Vienna Conservatory and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She returned to Taiwan in 2007 and has been strongly committed to young people ever since. She works as a lecturer at Chaoyang University in Taichung and as a piano teacher at numerous music high schools in Central Taiwan. In addition to her regular concert appearances, Fang-Ing Sheu is involved in teaching classical European music in Taiwan. She performs not only in concert halls, but also in universities, schools and social institutions. Her strength lies in her fine interpretation of Western classical music, but also in her profound understanding of modern Taiwanese composers.
Sunday, July 9
Doors: 5 pm / Start: 6 pm
Free admission. A donation of 10 euros or more is welcome.
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