John Vaughan & Hsu Tse-chen – Using Music to Paint a Picture – Music Exploration Concert
The two artists explore their collaboration and discuss the different perceptions of sighted and visually impaired musicians in Using Music to Paint a Picture, a 35-minute educational session. This is sure to be of interest to regular “No Limits” concertgoers and is a fascinating insight into the process of music-making.
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John Vaughan is an American pianist who has been living in Taiwan for nearly 30 years. He is also a contracted associate professor at Soochow University in Taiwan .
In addition to hosting seminars on piano music since 2008, Vaughan has led masterclasses and lectures at various institutes and judged in different piano competitions. Throughout his career, Vaughan has also presented concerts and narrated productions in both Chinese and English.
In 2000, he composed the music in Finding Shangri-La, the first musical work of Stan Lai’s Performance Workshop. From 2009 onwards, Vaughan has co-produced Just Play It in partnership with the blind pianist Hsu Tse-chen. The musical comedy, which brings together classical piano music, pop music, modern xiangsheng and more, has completed more than 150 performances across Taiwan and Mainland China.
Born in Keelung, Hsu Tse-chen has been blind since birth. Gifted with a perfect pitch and natural sense of rhythm, he has studied under John Vaughan, an associate professor at Soochow University inTaiwan, since he was 11 years old. Hsu furthered his studies at the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory in Austria before gaining admission to the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Following his debut at the National Theatre and Concert Hall in Taipei at the age of 14, multi-award winning Hsu has performed at some of the world’s most impressive music venues. Off the stage, he has acted as a guest host in a number of TV and radio programmes and performed in duo with Vaughan.
Hsu actively participates in charity concerts, bringing hope and happiness to others through music.
"Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" from Children’s Corner
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66
Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Hob XVI: 23
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K141
Arabesque No. 1 in E major
"Feux D'Artifice" from Préludes pour piano, Book 2
Flight of the Bumblebee
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