Li-Chun Su is a Taiwanese pianist based in Berlin and last week she was in the UK for a series of concerts, supported by Kumi Smith-Gordon, creator of the imaginative Soirées at Breinton. I was fortunate to hear Li-Chun at the OSO arts centre in Barnes, and with an audience of just eight people arranged around the piano, the experience was intimate and intense.
Kumi's Review In April 2013, Lionel and I visitedPiano Salon Christophori in Berlin. Situated in an industrial area of the city, the building looked like a warehouse from the outside. We had no idea what to expect. Inside, what seemed to be a factory was also the concert room; crowded with pianos, many of them being restored, and in between those pianos, chairs for the audience. The performer that evening was Li-Chun Su – we had never heard of her until then. I still remember the programme: Liszt’s Sonata; Beethoven’s final Sonata No 32; and Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne. She took these grand pieces completely under her control and performed with ease. It was a fascinating evening.