Boston, Sept. 30, 2016, — Sa Chen, the “Best Polonaise Performance Award” of the 2000 International Chopin Competition, and the “Crystal Award” of the 2005 Van Cliburn International Competition, gave a stunning performance at NEC’s Jordan Hall last Saturday night, September 24. The concert was presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts.
Including renowned musicians and faculty members from major conservatories, the house of enthusiastic audience were all on their feet cheering nonstop. The standing ovation lasted for a long time. She played a huge program that included Chopin Barcarolle, 10 selections of Debussy Preludes books 1 and II, and the monumental Liszt Sonata in B minor. She rewarded the audience with an encore of Chinese traditional: “Autumn Moon Over the Peaceful Lake”
The Boston Music Intelligencer praised Sa Chen : “The Power and Promise of Sa Chen: … an honest, thoughtful artist … Chen’s performance showed immense power, foremost, being powerful as all get out yet also with a sameness of texture and dynamics…”