The cutting-edge pianist An Tianxu accidentally became popular on the Internet when he participated in the finale
of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, a top competition in the classical music industry, in 2019.
Despite the dramatic moment, he still conquered the judges with his skillful playing skills,
high musical literacy and quick on-the-spot reaction, and finally won the fourth place in the
Chai competition and the special award for "Courage and Control".
After that, An Tianxu cooperated with many famous ensembles such as the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra and the
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and released his first solo piano solo album not long ago.
On August 16, 2022, An Tianxu will debut at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center,
performing classic works by Gubaidulina, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev ,
to explain the Russian feelings in his heart with mature notes far beyond his age.
Tchaikovsky (arr. Pletnev)
The Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a
March: Tempo di Marcia Viva
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Trepak (Russian Dance)
Tea (Chinese Dance)
Prelude in B Major, Op. 16, No. 1
Poeme in D-flat Major, Op. 41
Etude in c-sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5
Etude-Tableau in c minor, Op. 39, No. 1
Etude-Tableau in c minor, Op. 33, No. 3
Etude-Tableau in e-flat minor, Op. 33, No. 5
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
*Program is subject to change
Excellent young pianist, highly sought after in China and around the world.
He studied under Professor Chang Hua and Professor Liu Mengjie,
and received the guidance of famous pianist Mr. Deng Taishan.
In June 2019, at the age of 20, he participated in the 16th Tchaikovsky International Music Competition
and won the fourth place in the piano group and the only special award for "Courage and Control" in the audience.
He has won the award for nearly 17 years. The best result of Chinese players in this top piano competition.
His performance was described as "extremely sensational" and "mature beyond his age" by the chairman of the competition jury,
pianist Denis Matsuev. In July of the same year, following the award, An Tianxu performed Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a
Theme of Paganini with the Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time at the Mann Center.
In April 2022, An Tianxu will release his first solo album, released by the famous Alpha label,
in which works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev are performed. The British "gramophone" magazine commented:
"This group of works is presented with extremely high quality, it is a performance worth the price of the record,
and it shows the player's fearless spirit". "He cooperated with Tchaikovsky and Prokofi The three composers of
Yev and Rachmaninoff have a natural match.” Tchaikovsky's "Scherzo Fantasia" on the album is comparable to Pletnev's performance;
Rachmaninoff's "Variations on a Theme of Chopin" is extremely well done and "can be used as a top interpretation".
The April issue of "International Piano" magazine also strongly recommended this album.
Critics called An Tianxu a growing artist and a natural Prokofiev player.
After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, An Tianxu will begin his master's studies at The Juilliard School in September 2022.
In September of the same year, he went to Switzerland to join the Geza Anda Foundation's performance and conducting master class,
under the direction of Mikhail Pletnev, the founder, music director and chief conductor of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra.
Date & Time: August 16 2022 (Tuesday) 19:30 Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center Concert Hall Ticket: VIP380/280/180/80 RMB