(Australia - Import)
The names Debussy and Ravel are synonymous with dreamy, contemplative, sublime and slightly quirky music. Their works for solo piano remain touchstones for performers, requiring consummate musicianship and sensitivity. This CD from John Chen marks his debut with ABC Classics. In 2004, at the age of 18, John Chen became the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition. He was also awarded special prizes for best performance of works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Chamber Music, and the 19th/20th Century Concerto. This followed his win in the third Lev Vlassenko Australasian Piano Competition in Brisbane in 2003, where he swept all the special prizes.