Chen Yi

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Chen Yi

Plum Blossom for piano solo (2019) [4 minutes]

Commissioned by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd., my piano solo work Plum Blossom is written for the 5th Hong Kong International Piano Competition, for all 15 semi finalists to perform as the compulsory piece between the 7th and the 14th October 2019.  In Chinese culture, the plum blossom symbolizes noble, elegant, perseverance, independence, and faithfulness. The pitch material of the piece is taken from the beginning of a popular Cantonese children’s song Moonlight. There are developments of the initial material in variations throughout the piece, featuring the expressions of the image with the performing techniques for both hands with the textures in layers.

Version: For Solo Piano
Year composed: 2019
Duration: 00:04:00
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano

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