Young pianist Wu Muye will perform a recital in late November, presenting Chopin’s etudes and “Grande Polonaise Brillante,” Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Liszt’s “Dante Sonata” and “Liebestraume” and three Chinese folk pieces arranged by Wu himself.
At the age of 15, Wu began his piano studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the music school of the Paris Conservatory. He studied with French pianist Jacques Rouvier at the Paris music school.
吴牧野15岁以第一名的成绩考入法国巴黎国立高等音乐学院钢琴专业，师从西方钢琴史上伟大钢琴家Franz Liszt的直系血脉传人、法国钢琴正统学派大师Jacques Rouvier学习和深造。
In 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, Wu played Chopin’s “Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53” at the opening gala held at the Grand Palais in Paris. The same year, the pianist played in Beijing along with China National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of French conductor Michel Plasson.
Last year, Wu played Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” at the gala of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.
“Dante Sonata” is a piano sonata in one movement and was inspired by the reading of Dante Alighieri’s most famous epic poem, “Divine Comedy.”
Chopin’s etudes not only presented an entirely new set of technical challenges, but were the first to become a regular part of the concert repertoire. His etudes combine musical substance and technical challenge to form a complete artistic form. They are often held in high regard as the product of his mastery of combining the two. His effect on contemporaries such as Liszt was apparent, based on the revision Liszt made to his series of concert etudes after meeting Chopin. Several of Chopin’s etudes have lodged themselves in popular music, movies and television shows.