Tuesday 4 April 2023
Elgar Room - Royal Albert Hall
ROYAL ALBERT HALL PRESENTS -
BELLE CHEN for the STEINWAY PIANO RECITAL SERIES
Join pianist and composer Belle Chen for a special concert in the Elgar Room.
A musical maverick whose original works are frequently heard on radio throughout UK, Europe, Australia, and North America, Chen effortlessly blends sensitivity and virtuosity on the piano with refreshing and playful textures drawn from synths, electric piano, and found sound.
“Beautiful pieces and flawless execution… A delightful surprise for all of your senses.” – Headphone Commute
Inspired by the rich diversity of melodies and textures found in nature and cityscapes alike, each performance by Belle is a unique musical journey full of surprises: imaginative, colourful, and warm-hearted.
With an indescribable musical language that touches on classical, jazz, experimental, and world genres, this evening in the Elgar Room offers a rare opportunity to see Belle Chen at play up-close. She will perform new pieces from her upcoming release alongside her catalogue.
“An absorbing performance by a unique musical innovator.” – Chris Reid, Limelight
"Hugely impressive - have a listen, she's terrific"
- James Rhodes
Programme April 4, 2023
Nature & The Eternal Traveller:
Papaya Tree, Part 1
Night, Moon,Stars; Dreams into the Morning:
Meditation for the Healing Heart
The Forest: (from Belle's upcoming album, due out 2023)
Passages of Time
And It Rains
What Say Matilda - Improvisation
"Chen's touch on the piano is gorgeous"
- Michael Coghlan, The Clothesline Adelaide