The French Musician delights China

From March 27th to April 1st, 2011, French pianist Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas gave many brilliant performances in Shanghai, Shengyang, Dalian and Yingkou.

From March 27th to April 1st, 2011, French pianist Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas gave many brilliant performances in Shanghai, Shengyang, Dalian and Yingkou.

Especially for the Chinese audience, Frédéric selected several masterpieces for his program, such as: Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op 53 'Weldstein'; Schubert/Liszt, Der Muller und der Bach; Valse-Caprice No.6 from "Soirées de Vienne"; Schubert/Strauss Kupelwieser Walzer and several other contemporary compositions. The lively compositions were full of passion and imagination. D'Oria-Nicolas used his impeccable skills, subtle interpretation and personal charisma to hold the attention of the audience for the entire concert.

D'Oria-Nicolas was awarded the First Prize at the Mravinsky Competition of Saint-Petersburg in 1997. In 1998, D'Oria-Nicolas was granted a scholarship by the Rhône-Poulenc company that allowed him to study in the class of Tatiana Zelikman at the Moscow Gnesin Academy of Music. In 2000, he won the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation competition. In 2005, he was awarded the prize of Classical Revelation of the Year 2005, by the ADAMI in Paris. By the age of 29, D'Oria-Nicolas had already played 220 pieces and toured 19 countries giving 250 recitals and concerts. What's more he has been invited to be guest performer for many European Music Festivals and reputed to be the 'Poet of Piano'. Although this was the first time for Fréderic to tour China, he found himself no stranger to the audience. In fact, he had already captivated a group of loyal fans. Wherever he went, he was overwhelmed by warm welcomes from excited fans. Frédéric said he really enjoyed Chinese culture and especially appreciated the architecture. He hopes he can come again in the near future.

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