Philip Chiu

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“A pianist-painter who transforms each musical idea into a beautiful array of colors” (La Presse).


Philip Chiu is acclaimed for his brilliant pianism, sensitive listening, and a stage presence that demonstrates openness, authenticity, and connection with audiences. Inaugural winner of the Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer, Mr. Chiu has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for creation and communication. Philip will perform a selection of preludes by Frédéric Chopin and John Burge. Composed from 2011 to 2015 and fashioned after Chopin's example, each of Burge's preludes has its own distinct character which Chiu unveils with astonishing interpretive and technical brilliance alternating with the Preludes of Chopin.



Burge - Prelude in B-flat major No. 21


Burge - Prelude in A minor, "Bells in Winter" No. 2

Debussy - Des pas sur la neige L. 117 No. 6

Chopin - Prelude B minor Op. 28 No. 6


Burge - Prelude in F major "Spring Thaw" No. 23

Chopin - Prelude in B major Op. 28 No. 11

Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin L. 117, No. 8


Debussy - Minstrels L. 117, No. 12

Chopin - Prelude in G major Op. 28, No. 3

Burge - Prelude in G major "Playground Games" No. 3


Chopin - Prelude in C major Op. 28 No. 1

Burge - Prelude in A-flat major "The Aeolian Harp" No. 17

Debussy - Les collins d’Anacapri L. 117, No. 5


Debussy - Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir L. 117, No. 4

Burge - Prelude in F-sharp minor No. 8

Chopin - Prelude in A major Op. 28 No. 7


Chopin - Prelude in E-flat minor Op. 28, No. 14

Debussy - Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest L. 117, No. 7

Burge - Prelude in D minor "La Fin" No. 24


Chopin - Prelude in C minor Op. 28 No. 20

Burge - Prelude in D-flat major "Polytonality" No. 15

Debussy - La Cathédrale engloutie L. 117, No. 10