A poster for Classical Chinese pianist Tian Jiaxin's concert in Beijing, which is scheduled to be played on November 7, 2016.[Photo: agencies]
Anchor: Classical Chinese pianist Tian Jiaxin, a rising international star, has recently announced that she would give a concert in Beijing next month.
One of the highlights for her concert is her collaborations with several of her teachers in piano duets and performances that use three and even four pianos respectively.
Xu Fei takes a closer look.
30-year old Tian Jiaxin is now putting herself on a China nationwide tour, giving concerts in a number of Chinese cities.
Her Beijing concert would mark an end to her show, thus, according to the young pianist, she has special arrangement for that concert.
"My last stop is Beijing. In addition to my solo performance, I would also join hands with all those teachers who have ever taught me, including a piano duet and a performance on three and even four pianos with other pianists. An orchestra would play for the latter half of my concert. Pianists would not only play piano, but also conduct the orchestra. All these will add to the audiences' expectation."
In 2010, Tian Jiaxin moved to New York and chose the Manhattan School of Music to further her study of the piano.
Professor Jeffrey Cohen, Tian's Manhattan School professor, was quoted as saying that "Tian has the special talent to connect her feeling and mind to her fingers."
Jeffrey Cohen would also join Tian's Beijing concert as a guest performer. For this part, Tian Jiaxin would like to explain the occasion.
"In terms of program arrangement, I think it would give audience a fresh take. A video and my impromptu interpretation would be offered and I would also cooperate with child violinists."
Having been born in Beijing, Tian Jiaxin hopes to express her feelings for Chinese culture through this performance which also includes playing a folk song of northwestern China's Shaanxi province.
She said that she wants to contribute more to the music and cultural exchanges between China and other parts of the world.
"In the upcoming new phase of my life, I would continue my efforts in music exchanges: spreading outstanding Chinese music to other parts of the world. Meanwhile, I would introduce what I've learnt abroad back home."
Tian's piano concert in Beijing is scheduled for the seventh of November in the Poly Theatre.
For CRI, I'm Xu Fei.