On Stage at Curtis

Pianist George Xiaoyuan Graduation Recital

The graduation recital of pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu. George began studying piano at age five. He once said, “he couldn’t imagine waking up without playing the piano”. George entered Curtis in 2013 and studied with Jonathan Biss and Meng-Chieh Liu earning his diploma in piano performance in 2016.

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
George Xiaoyuan Fu, piano

The Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 is an amazing work and massive piece. George said “you can hear the many different variations but they come from a very organize rigid form”. Done in the Baroque theme, it requires wide range of piano technique.

Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
George Xiaoyuan Fu, piano

“Every time I play his music, I feel like I am just putting my soul out there”, said George about his favor composer Robert Schumann. This German composer wrote Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 in 1836 and is often described as one of his greatest works. In loose sonata form, its movements are: Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Mäßig: Durchaus energisch; and Langsam getragen: Durchweg leise zu halten.


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