In demand as both a pianist and a composer, Gao Ping will present a recital that is a finely crafted mix of the familiar and the new.
Professor of Piano Studies at Canterbury University since 2004, Gao Ping is internationally renowned as a composer of exceptional intelligence and imagination. As a concert pianist, he has collaborated with living composers such as George Crumb, Frederic Rzewski, Jack Body, and Qu Xiao-Song and has presented numerous premiere performances of new works. Ian Dando (NZ Listener) called him ‘the man with 1001 tone colours’, and The People’s Music (China) described Gao’s recital performances as sensational. This concert will provide pianism of the highest order, combined with a sense of the dramatic. Not to be missed!