Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
Four Mazurkas, Op. 24
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Opus posthume 04:20
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53
Chen Xue-Hong, piano
Born in 1999 in the Chinese province of Gansu, Chen Xue-Hong was quickly selected as part of the training program for the most talented students at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Zhang Xinning, Wei Danwen, and Du Taihang. He has won several national and international competitions as a young pianist, including the Chopin Competition in Beijing, the Astana Competition, the Horowitz Competition, and the St. Petersburg Competition. He has also already given numerous concerts in China as well as at prestigious venues in Europe and the United States.
As a pianist of rare musical integrity and concentration, with a unique blend of depth and exceptional technical facilities, Chen Xue-Hong is currently studying in Beijing while pursuing his promising career as a concert soloist.
Frédéric Chopin is one of Chen Xue-Hong’s favorite composers. He loves both the brilliant musician and the personality. The only thing to do is to listen to a pianist who from the very first notes has this rare gift of taking the audience with him and this other rare gift of getting to the point and making it pay off.
This recording was realized by Accentus Music in partnership with the Académie France-Chine. The academy was launched in 2018 by the outstanding pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei with the support of Cartier. The purpose of the academy is to promote music education and training, to encourage the emergence of highly talented young artists and to foster cultural exchange between Europe and China.