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Inspired at the Chan kicks off with internationally-acclaimed pianist David Fung making his Chan Centre debut

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia is showcasing the diverse talents of its on-campus community with its new series, Inspired at the Chan. Formerly known as Music on the Point, this revitalized programming is family-friendly and will include four one-hour long concerts that include audience engagement or participation. Inspired at the Chan commences with the UBC School of Music’s newest Assistant Professor of Piano, David Fung, with a concert on October 2, 2022.

“David’s performances are full of colour, technical brilliance, sensitivity, and virtuosity. But beyond his capabilities as a pianist, David is a warm and enthusiastic speaker. He is engaging both on and off the piano, which is why he is exactly the right artist to inaugurate this new series.”

Pat Carrabré, Director of the Chan Centre

The young pianist, who counts Yuja Wang as one of his close friends and collaborators, has been praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances by The Washington Post. Fung is a Steinway Artist and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Seoul Arts Centre, and more, and performed with many prestigious orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, among many others. He has published several albums with his most recent release, Transcendent Beethoven, garnering critical praise for its “strong command of phrasing and rhythmic impetus” (The Whole Note).

For his first performance at the Chan Centre, Fung created a program to capture the imagination of the audience with thrilling drama and lyricism. Compositions by Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, and Maurice Ravel will be played, rounded out by two contemporary works by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly. The concert will be performed without intermission and include a post-concert Q&A with the audience, moderated by Pat Carrabré.

Tickets are general admission and are free for UBC students, self-identifying Indigenous peoples, and children 12 and under. Non-UBC student tickets are $10 and regular price tickets are $30.

Inspired at the Chan is generously supported by UTown@UBC, part of Campus + Community Planning

Tue Jun 21, 2022