Albert Tiu

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Albert Tiu Der in Cebu, Philippinen, geborene Albert Tiu wurde von American Record Guide als "Künstler ungewöhnlicher Fähigkeiten" bezeichnet. Seine Centaur-Aufnahme "Nocturnal Fantasies" mit Chopin und Skryabin wurde von Fanfare als "eine der großartigsten Klavieraufnahmen aller Zeiten" bezeichnet, ''bei denen Herz und Verstand zu einer zutiefst einflussreichen Vereinigung" (Gramophone) gelangen.

Derzeit ist er Professor für Klavier am Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music der National University of Singapore. Er studierte bei Jerome Lowenthal an der Juilliard School, bei Michael Lewin am Boston Conservatory und bei Nita Abrogar-Quinto und Nelly Castro auf den Philippinen. Neben vielen weiteren internationalen Preisen erhielt er den Juilliard-William-Petschek-Preis sowie 1996 den ersten Preis und zwei Konzertpreise beim Internationalen UNISA-Klavierwettbewerb in Pretoria, Südafrika.

Er trat mit den St. Petersburger Philharmonikern, den Hamburger Symphonikern, dem Finnischen Rundfunksinfonieorchester, dem Gstaad Festival Orchestra, den Calgary Philharmonic, den Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra und den Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra auf. 2005 gab er die Singapur-Premiere von Samuel Barbers Klavierkonzert mit der Singapore Symphony unter Tang Muhai.

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Born in Cebu, Philippines, Albert Tiu has been called “an artist of uncommon abilities” by American Record Guide. His latest Centaur recording, “The Classical Elements”, featuring twenty pieces grouped according to Earth, Air, Water and Fire, was praised by ARG for its “interesting groupings. Even more important is the playing, which perfectly captures the essence of each piece and links them together.” Fanfare goes further by describing him as “a weaver of magic spells and enchantments… the ability to intuit and differentiate for the listener the distinctive ambient essences of so many similarly themed pieces, therein lies the art, which Tiu possesses in abundance.”

Currently Associate Professor of Piano at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, he studied with Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School, with Michael Lewin at Boston Conservatory, and with Nita Abrogar-Quinto and Nelly Castro in the Philippines. A recipient of Juilliard's William Petschek Award and a prizewinner of competitions in Calgary (Honens), Helsinki (Maj Lind) and Santander (Paloma O’Shea), he won the First Prize and two concerto prizes in the 1996 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa.

Known for his passion for innovative programming, he has presented recitals with themes like “Chopin without Chopin” (music by Godowsky, Busoni and Rachmaninov influenced by Chopin), and “Bee Flat” (the two Sonatas in B-flat by Beethoven). He has performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, and Philippine Philharmonic. In 2005, he gave the Singapore premiere of Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto with the Singapore Symphony under Tang Muhai.

His earlier Centaur recording, “Nocturnal Fantasies”, featuring Chopin and Skryabin, was dubbed “one of the all-time great piano recordings” by Fanfare. “One of the most inventive recital programs ever seen or heard” (ARG), this “compelling and poetically imaginative recording” (Clavier Companion) was also hailed for “performances where heart and mind unite in a deeply affecting union” (Gramophone).