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簡碧青

Pi-Chin Chien, Violoncello

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Pierre Fournier

… Pi-Chin Chien was born to play the cello … she is the talent I have been waiting decades to hear. …

Claude Starck

… Her ability to communicate through music is extraordinary … in commanding her technique and sharing her musical personality Pi-Chen Chien is at the highest level... Her interpretations are truly touching. She has a warm and beautiful sound …

Stanislav Apolin

… her natural way of playing combines strong expression with a subtly differentiated interpretation and sound … Pi-Chin Chien does not only play with technical brilliance, she also possesses a remarkable musicality of a kind one seldom hears ... a serious and devoted, highly expressive musician …a marvelous cellist with an immediate connection to the listeners …

Rudolf Leuzinger

Founder of the Swiss Festival Orchestra in Luzern and artistic Director 1943-1953, Jury member at international competitions in Geneva, Prague and Marneukirchen, General Secretary of the International Federation of Musicians until 1983, Officer on the international music board for UNESCO 1955-1980, Officer in the French Order …

… It is rare that a person has a talent for technical perfection and a ripened musicality. This is, without a doubt, the case for Pi-Chin Chien. … Her natural, flawless technique is always a service to the music. With her beautiful, varied tone, she creates the finest nuances and brings out drama and energy with style and perfection. …

Neue Zücher Zeitung

R. Kn.

… With dynamic refinement and sensitive playing, Pi-Chin Chien's performance of the Haydn D-Major Concerto took the audience by storm. …

Luzerner Neue Nachrichten

mat.

… With G. Ligeti's Solo Sonata she displayed how clearly she shapes the music. She played the «Dialog» with an expressive sonorous tone; in the Cappriccio she not only displayed technical virtuosity, but also revealed an impressive sense for tonal colors...in Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata Chien's cello sound flowed and blossomed in a supple, relaxed manner, without ever compromising the vibrant intensity. With clear, nearly Baroque articulations and sombre colorings, the Adagio took on a «Winterreise» expressivity, which made an extraordinarily intense and personal impression …

Luzerner Zeitung

Urban Frye

… The cellist Pi-Chin Chien from Taiwan was the discovery of the evening … she possesses the musicality and the technical ability necessary for a solo career. …

Luzerner Neue Nachrichten

Urs Mattenberger

… She played this effective cello concerto with a full sound and in a sensitive manner and gave the virtuoso figurations joyous accents with clear structure …

Basler Zeitung

Markus Kocher

… A chamber music evening of the highest order … Pi-Chin Chien played the virtuoso works with ease and shaped the music with sensitive refinement … every moment was nearly breathtakingly consummate …

Aargauer Zeitung

ek

… with her flourishing sound and excellent command of this structurally demanding work … her brilliant, intense tone was captivating, it was moving, profound and passionately refined …