In the Key of Beethoven
Join the TBSO as we welcome the incredible pianist Kevin Chen to the stage to celebrate Beethoven!
Pierre Mercure – Kaleidoscope
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major – Kevin Chen
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Naomi Woo, conductor
Kevin Chen, piano
17-year old Chen is the youngest ever winner of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in 2021; took first place in both the Mozart International Piano Competition in Switzerland and at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2020, won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2022, and most recently took top prize at the Arthur Rubinstein competition in Tel Aviv in March 2023 Kevin will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, a delightful piece that will whet the audience’s appetite for Beethoven’s most famous work: the Fifth Symphony. A truly celebratory sonic experience! Also featured on the program is Pierre Mercure’s Kaleidoscope, an aptly-named Canadian masterpiece that celebrates the many colours of the orchestral palette and takes the audience on a wild ride.