|Jin Ju: piano world star and former|
prize winning student at the Accademia Chigiana's master classes
Chinese pianist and Italy resident Jin Ju keeps being showered with music awards world wide. In Siena, she will present a program of Czerny, Beethoven and Schubert - a combination that just won her the 2012 German Music Award (ECHO KLASSIK) for the best solo interpretation of piano works by composers of the 19th century.
Jin Ju is a bit of a celebrity even beyond Italy's classical music world, since the concert she gave in 2009 for Joseph Ratzinger, the German pope who keeps insisting that gays are a danger for world peace. But let's stick to Jin Ju's talent and not bother with pope Benedict's medieval world view. During her concert at the Vatican, Jin Ju played seven historic pianoforte with a program stretching from Scarlatti to Rachmaninoff.
I don't know about historical instruments, but I know that Jin Ju rocks on the contemporary Fazioli piano, which she played at Southern Tuscany's spectacular Amiata Piano Festival in 2010. I'm definitely far from being a big shot in ecclesial circles, but that evening it felt as if Jin Ju was playing just for me.
MICAT IN VERTICE, ACCADEMIA CHIGIANA, 2012/2013
Friday 25th of January, 2013. Palazzo Chigi Saracini, 9pm
JIN JU, piano
Czerny, La Ricordanza
Beethoven, Sonata in fa min. op 57 "Appassionata"
Schubert Sonata in do min. D. 958
TICKETS: 8 to 25 Euro from 8pm at the ticket office at Palazzo Chigi Saracini (Via della Città, 89). Phone: +39 0577 22091